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Gougeres... Did I do something wrong?

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Gougeres... Did I do something wrong?

cjc519 | Dec 12, 2007 01:28 PM

After reading the posts from those who were making recipes from the Silver Palate cookbook I thought I'd give these a try. I followed the recipe exactly, but something just doesn't seem right. OK.... first, the recipe says you will get 20 pieces (using 1 tbsp dough per piece). The dropfuls I put on the cookies sheet seemed kind of large (but close to a tablespoon) and I thought maybe they should be a little smaller which would yield much more than 20. Could they be made smaller? Once they were done I took them out of the oven (took about 20 minutes) and ate one. They tasted pretty good but they seemed slightly moist in the middle. Are they supposed to be that way? I've never even had these before so I have no frame of reference. The other thing is that they seem a little flat, not as puffy as maybe they should be. I would really like to make these for a small party I'm having next week. Any suggestions? Also, I used Parmesan cheese... can you use other kinds? Can you make other additions to the dough? I thought they might taste good with Parmesan cheese and some prosciutto. Thanks for any help!

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