Gruyere Ring (Gougere)


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Heat milk and butter to rolling boil in 2-quart saucepan.
  3. Stir in flour. Stir vigorously over low heat until mixture forms a ball, about 1 minute; remove from heat.
  4. Beat in 4 eggs all at once; continue beating until smooth.
  5. Fold in 2/3 cup of the cheese.
  6. Drop dough by tablespoonsful onto greased cookie sheet to form 8-inch ring; smooth with spatula.
  7. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  8. Bake until puffed and golden, 50 to 60 minutes.