A GOUGÉRE is simply baked creampuff pastry to which Gruyère (Swiss) cheese has been added. It is a traditional dish from the Burgundy region of France. The pastry, with cheese stirred in, is spooned out onto a pastry sheet in a ring or baked as small cream puffs and served with cocktails.
I have taken the somewhat rustic gougère and transformed it into an elegant first course. Based on a cream-puff pastry dessert called Paris-Brest, the