Bacon, Garlic, and Thyme Gougères
Why This Recipe Works
When developing our gougères recipe, we discovered that small variations in oven temperature led to wildly different results in both color and texture. We needed a combination method of 425 degrees for 15 minutes and 375 degrees for another 10 minutes to yield perfect initial results. Then, to make our puffs crisp while keeping the interior a little softer, we pierced each puff with a paring knife and returned them to the cooling oven for 10 minutes.