Gougères and Rosé Wine Recipe a fine French aperitif snack for the hot weather

Please enjoy my Travel books – LINK TO YOUR COUNTRY : http://getbook.at/FrenchTravel

A lovely cheesy snack often served in France when tasting wine at a vineyard. Easy to make and the perfect accompaniment for a chilled glass of Rose wine.

50 g Butter 145ml Cold water 62 g Plain flour 2 Eggs, Large & beaten

50 g Gruyere Salt – a large pinch Pepper to taste A pinch of cayenne pepper

Preheat over to 200 deg / Gas 6

Put butter and water in a pan, melt over low heat and turn up high to boil and add flour

Take off heat and beat vigorously till smooth and off the side of the pan

Leave to cool a little (no scrambled eggs) add eggs gradually, beat well on each addition

Beat in 3/4 of cheese. The beating of the mixture is crucial, do it until you are tired.

Onto a greased baking tray drop heaped tablespoons of mixture – you should get 8

Bake for 22-25 minutes until crisp and golden

The peppers are optional but I like the extra heat with the cheese

Oh, and don’t forget to chill the wine and open it

Read about our encounters with French food and wine and the people who passionately produce it in my French Travel Books

Published by Neal Atherton

My passion is writing about travel and particularly French travel. I have traveled extensively in France and wine and food has always featured on my travels and now in my books. My friends always await our return from France with the latest new finds from the vineyards and I was more than happy to keep sampling. I am from Lancashire in the north of England but have now relocated to Somerset (nearer to France) and able to enjoy devoting my time to writing and new discoveries. France came late to me as a destination, in fact so conservative was my travel upbringing that it was a long time before I even ventured to Cornwall. I have more than made up for the slow start and have enjoyed helping many others with their travel plans to France and especially to Paris and Provence. I have written a series of four books on France - Three are now on Amazon:THE FIRST TIME WE SAW PARIS about our first steps in French Travel, THYME FOR PROVENCE our discovery of that glorious region and the people and places we met and discovered, A DREAM OF PARIS a personal memoir of our times in Paris with friends. France has been fun, we have been burgled on our very first arrival, we discovered the best cafe that changed our travel lives on the very next day, we learnt about French wine, we escaped from the most horrendous gite, we found the best of gites, B & B's and people, we laughed and cried with dear friends in Paris, I was hosed down by a crazy owner to cool me down in Provence, our breakfast in a remote village was served by the French army, we stepped totally out of our comfort zone and discovered the best of French culture. The experiences are varied and many and please come with me as I retell the stories and my footsteps are there to follow. I am also writing about ancestry and genealogy and my first book about our incredible family story themed around war and the military is now on Amazon - A BULLET FOR LIFE. I love the English game of cricket, golf, soccer, photography, walking and cooking. Oh, and travel of course.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: