Ham and Cheese Gougeres

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  1. Heat oven to 220°C (425ºF)
  2. Bring milk, butter, salt, and water to a boil in a 4-qt. saucepan over medium-high, stirring constantly. Add flour; stir until dough forms.
  3. Reduce heat to medium; cook, stirring dough constantly with a wooden spoon until slightly dried, about 2 minutes.
  4. Transfer to a food processor and pulse a few times to cool slightly; Add in whisked eggs and pulse until combined. Pulse in cheeses, ham and chives.
  5. Transfer dough to a piping bag fitted with a plain 12" tip. Pipe mounds of dough, about 1" in diameter, onto a lined baking sheet.
  6. Whisk together the egg and water to make an egg wash.
  7. Brush mounds with egg wash.
  8. Place in oven and reduce temperature to 180ºC (375ºF). Bake gougères until golden brown, about 25-30 minutes