Yield: 25-30 Gougères
1 cup water
1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/4 cup flour
4 large eggs
1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Crack eggs into a small bowl and set aside. Combine water and butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a roaring boil then add flour and reduce heat to low. Stir for about 2 minutes or until a ball forms with the pastry. Remove pan from heat and add eggs in all at once. Continue mixing until the eggs are incorporated into the pastry. Gently fold in seasoning and cheese. Drop teaspoon sized balls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.