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Gougère puffs with salmon mousse



20 piece(s)

Salmon mousse

  • 150 g fresh salmon fillet, skinless, boneless and cut into pieces (4 cm)
  • 20 g Butter
  • 150 g Hot Smoked Salmon, broken into pieces
  • 200 g pouring (whipping) cream
  • 1 sprig fresh dill, leaves only
  • 1 tbsp pickled capers, drained
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1-2 pinches ground white pepper
  • 1 tsp Gelatine powder
  • 1-2 tbsp Boiling water

Gougère puffs

  • 80 g gruyere or Swiss cheese, rind removed and cut into pieces (3 cm)
  • 150 g water
  • 0.5 tsp sea salt
  • 1 pinch chilli powder
  • 80 g Butter
  • 120 g plain flour
  • 3 eggs
  • fresh dill or chives, finely chopped, for garnishing

Recipe's preparation

    Salmon mousse
  1. 1. Place fresh salmon and butter into mixing bowl and cook 5-7 min/100°C/speed 1, or until salmon is cooked.
  2. 2. Add smoked salmon, cream, dill, capers, lemon juice and pepper and mix 20 sec/speed 6. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula.
  3. 3.Place gelatine and boiling water into a small bowl and combine until gelatine has dissolved, then mix 1 min/speed 3, adding gelatine mixture through hole in mixing bowl lid.
  4. 4. Transfer salmon mousse into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and place into refrigerator until set (approx. 2 hours or overnight).
  5. Gougère puffs
  6. 5. Preheat oven to 200°C. Line 2 baking trays (40 x 35 cm) with baking paper and set aside.
  7. 6. Place gruyére or Swiss cheese into mixing bowl and grate 5 sec/speed 9. Transfer into a bowl and set aside.
  8. 7. Place water, salt, chilli powder and butter into mixing bowl and cook 4 min/100°C/speed 1.
  9. 8. Add flour and mix 20 sec/speed 4, or until mixture begins coming away from sides of mixing bowl. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl with spatula, then set mixture aside in mixing bowl and allow to cool (approx. 10 minutes).
  10. 9. Crack eggs into a small bowl, then mix 40 sec/speed 4, adding eggs one at a time through hole in mixing bowl lid.
  11. 10. Add reserved grated cheese and mix 5 sec/speed 5.
  12. 11. Transfer choux pastry mixture into a piping bag with a round nozzle (1 cm). Pipe small walnut-sized balls onto prepared baking tray (approx. 18-20 balls) to form puffs, leaving 5 cm space between each.
  13. 12. Bake for 20-25 minutes (200°C), or until golden. Turn oven off, then using a wooden skewer, pierce each puff to release steam.
  14. 13. Return puffs to oven and open oven door slightly, leaving it ajar for 10 minutes to leave puffs to dry out. Transfer pastry puffs onto a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
  15. 14. Once cooled, cut puffs in half and pipe reserved salmon mousse into the middle. Top mousse with chopped dill or chives and serve immediately.

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