Choux pastry is an amazingly versatile dough to have in your recipe arsenal. You can use it to make churros, cream puffs and all kinds of other goodies. While it is primarily associated with sweets, it can be savory, as well. Over on the Craftsy blog (it’s free!!), I’m going over How to Make Gougeres, a cheesy French pastry that is made with a choux base. Cheese is added to the dough before it is piped out and baked into bite-sized rounds. They’re crisp on the outside and have a tender, cheesy interior that will keep you coming back for more. These are surprisingly easy to make and are a fun option for entertaining when you’re looking to serve something different than cheese and crackers (but you still want to keep the cheese). Once you’ve mastered the basics, you can easily put your own variations on the recipe by using different cheeses and herbs to mix things up.
Want to know what else you can do with choux? Check out these recipes, too: