Hummus-Inspired Gougères

Hummus-Inspired Gougères
Makes about 2 dozen

Gougères are a savory pastry made from the same basic dough as cream puffs, called pate choux. Customarily served as an appetizer or hors d’oeuvre, Gougères are excellent paired with Champagne or dry, white wine. Blending traditional French with the flavors of the Mediterranean, our gluten free version is inspired by hummus, a popular dish made from garbanzo beans.

Ingredients:

Dry:

1/2 C. PureLiving Sprouted Sorghum Flour

1/4 C. PureLiving Sprouted Brown Rice Flour

1/4 C. PureLiving Sprouted Garbanzo Flour

1/4 tsp. Shiloh Farms Himalayan Pink Salt

Wet:

1 C. water

1/2 C. unsalted butter

4 large eggs

Additional:

1/2 C. Asiago cheese, finely grated

Zest of two lemons, finely grated

1 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil or tahini paste

Directions:

1.  Preheat oven to 425°

2.  In a mixing bowl, whisk dry ingredient to combine

3.  In a medium saucepan, bring water and butter to a simmer over medium heat

4.  Add dry ingredients to the saucepan all at once and stir with a wooden spoon; while still stirring, cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until the dough is well-formed and no longer sticks to the sides of the saucepan

5.  Move dough to a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer for about 30 seconds; begin adding eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition

6.  After all eggs are incorporated, add cheese, lemon zest, and sesame oil; continue to mix on medium-high speed for another 3 minutes

7.  Spoon or pipe dough onto parchment-lined baking sheet; each ball of dough should measure roughly 1 Tbsp. (about the size of a large marble) – dough will double or triple in size upon baking

8.  Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, until risen and golden brown; turn oven off and allow Gougères to rest in oven for an additional 15 minutes

9.  Remove from oven and serve immediately; for storing, pierce each with the tip of a paring knife, cool completely, and store in air-tight container

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