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About this recipe: This French cheese pastry is delicious hot or cold. Enjoy as part of a buffet or as a starter, or simply on its own!

A. West

Serves: 6 

  • 50g (2 oz) butter
  • 300ml (1/2 pt) milk
  • salt and pepper
  • 100g (4 oz) flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 75g (3 oz) Gruyere cheese, diced

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Extra time:45min cooling  ›  Ready in:2hr 

  1. Cut butter into small bits, put it in the milk with 1 teaspoon salt and a little pepper and bring quickly to the boil. Pour sifted flour in, all at once. Stir until thick paste is obtained.
  2. Remove from heat, stir eggs in one at a time. When paste is shiny and smooth, add diced cheese but reserve 1 dessertspoon. Allow to cool.
  3. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
  4. Butter a baking tray. Spoon choux mixture onto tray in a thick circle. Scatter remaining cheese on top. Brush with milk.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for about 45 minutes. Enjoy hot or cold.

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