Ranch Bacon and Chive Gourgeres

Theses are bites of cheesy bacon goodness and are easier to make than you may think. Ranch Bacon and Chive Gougeres #bacon #ranch #gougeres #cheesebiscuits #appetizerRanch Bacon and Chive Gourgeres.

Gourgeres are just another one of the many reasons I happen to adore Sock Monkey. My friend Meredith (aka the Sock Monkey) introduced me to these can’t eat just one if my life depended on it cheese puffs. Yes, don’t let the fancy schmancy name “Gourgeres” fool you into thinking these are stuffy and difficult.

They’re essentially a cheese puff. An irresistible puff of cheese. Typically Gruyere cheese. How can this be bad right?

Theses are bites of cheesy bacon goodness and are easier to make than you may think. Ranch Bacon and Chive Gougeres #bacon #ranch #gougeres #cheesebiscuits #appetizer

If you’re looking for an appetizer for any meal, event, just because you’re craving gourgeres (and you will once you’ve tasted these) maybe you’re throwing a holiday party? Look no further because you’ve found it. Remember I told you they weren’t difficult? Quite the contrary, the dough can even be made the night before. About 30 minutes before your guests are scheduled to arrive grab your dough and favorite cookie scoop and get busy.

Once they’re on the trays and into the oven you can finish setting the table, grab a glass of wine, apply that lipstick that you meant to put on but were too busy with the main course, read my latest blog post. Whatever you want to.

Theses are bites of cheesy bacon goodness and are easier to make than you may think. Ranch Bacon and Chive Gougeres #bacon #ranch #gougeres #cheesebiscuits #appetizer

Then when the timer goes off pop a few of these into your mouth (okay you might want to wait just a few minutes for them to cool – details) while they’re still warm. Cheese, bacon and chives all in one beautiful warm puffy bite. I have already experimented with several different varieties and cheeses. These are my favorite (but seriously I wouldn’t turn any away).

 

Baci!

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Ranch Bacon and Chive Gougeres

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Ingredients

1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Salad Dressing and Seasoning Mix
1 cup all-purpose flour
4 eggs - room temperature
1½ cups grated Edam cheese (can substitute mild gouda)
3-4 pieces cooked bacon, crumbled
2 tablespoons minced chives

    Directions

    Preheat oven to 425°F. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
    Place the milk, water, butter, salt and seasoning mix in a pot and place over high heat.  Bring to a boil. Add flour and stir vigorously with a wooden spoon until batter comes together and starts to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 4-5 minutes. Transfer dough to stand mixer that is equipped with paddle attachment (or you can use an electric hand mixer with a large bowl).

    Allow dough to rest and cool slightly for 2 minutes.  With the mixer running on medium speed, add eggs, one at a time.

    Add cheese and mix to combine. Add as much bacon as desired, and chives, and stir together with a spoon.

    Using a small cookie scoop (approximately 1 tablespoon), scoop batter onto the prepared baking sheets approximately 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 375, rotate baking sheets and continue baking for approximately 15-20 minutes or until golden.

    Transfer gougeres to a baking rack and cool slightly. Serve with additional ranch dressing for dipping.

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    7 Comments

    1. 1

      I love gougères!!! Bacon and chives’ combination sounds awesome… Now I’m craving these babies 😉

    2. 2

      These look so amazing! I can’t wait to try them!

    3. 3

      Wow these look incredible! Love bacon!! 🙂

    4. 4

      I love you and these gougeres too! I want some right now. Maybe you can make them at the calf drop lol!

    5. 5

      I need to make gourgeres more often. So easy, so versatile and well, so delicious! These look fantastic!

    6. 6

      GORGEOUS!!!!! Seriously. I have never attempted cheese puffs but… you had me at Gruyere. Yup.

    7. 7

      How do you make gourgeres even better?? You go to Paula’s because she adds bacon to ’em!!! LOVE!

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