Beaujolais Nouveau Day, this year on Thursday, November 19th is a yearly event in France when the first wine of the season is made available. We at Taft Street are offering our rendition of a Pinot Noir Nouveau, made in the same manner as its Beaujolais counterpart. At the winery we will offer samples of gougeres, a traditional cheese puff often served with the new wine. They’re easy to make at home.
- 1 stick butter
- 1 cup milk
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup flour
- 4 eggs
- 6 ounces Gruyere cheese, grated
- Preheat oven to 425 and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Place butter, milk, salt and pepper into a saucepan and bring to scalding. Add flour all at once and mix with spoon until incorporated.
- Place mixture in a food processor, add eggs and pulse until mixed. Add cheese until a smooth and shiny dough results.
- Transfer dough to a pastry bag and pipe 1-2 tablespoon scoops into the pans, 2 inches apart. You should have about 30.
- Bake 15 minutes until puffy and browned. Cool 5 minutes.
Serve with generous glasses on 2020 Taft Street Russian River Valley Pinot Noir Nouveau!