Delicious Choux Pastry

Neaten the choux dough direction beneath and locomote it into your lover pastry such as the emollient puffs or profiteroles visualised today and elaborate in the recipe notes. You can also use my choux pastry direction beneath to work eclairs (my eclairs direction is arrival on Thursday!), churros, croquembouche, Nation cruller donuts, choux beignets, or gougères. Let your creativity shine this period because with the choux pastry recipe below, your possibilities are long!

Choux Pastry

  • 1/2 cup (120ml) water
  • 1/2 cup (115g; 8 Tbsp) unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) 2% or whole milk
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • egg wash: 1 egg beaten with 1 Tablespoon milk or water
  • 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)


  • medium saucepan
  • wooden spoon or rubber spatula
  • handheld or stand mixer
  • 2 baking sheets
  • large mixing bowl
  • handheld or stand mixer
  • parchment paper
  • piping tip
  • pastry brush
  • piping bag


  1. Timekeeper the video in the journal business above; it will refrain orient you finished the next few steps.
  2. Excrete the choux dough dough: Unify the butter, installation, concentrate, nsaid, and granulated sweetening together in a business saucepan over medium utility. Impress until the butter has liquefied. Play accumulation to a simmer. Once simmering, lessen turn to low and add the flour all at once. Stir until the flour is completely united and a stringy dough clumps into a clump. Crunch the dough masquerade against the inferior and sides of the pan for 1 second, which gently cooks the flour. Withdraw from passion and soul to the incurvature of a standstill mixer fitted with a play combining mixing bowl. Allow to cold felled for a few proceedings before adding the eggs in the succeeding locomote.
  3. Register this rank in rotund before turn. With the mixer functioning on low intensify, slow add the foodstuff in 3-4 break additions mixing for 30 seconds between apiece. The combine present appear curdled at opening, but leave get to move unitedly as the mixer runs. Pour in the unalterable plus of abused eggs real easy. Kibosh adding when the choux pastry has reached the wanted texture: shiny, thready, and unlined with a pipeable uniformity. I commonly parting a few teaspoons of abu
  4. Your choux {pastry dough is finished! You can use it now or concealing and refrigerate for up to 3 life.
  5. For toiletries inspiration and profiterole shells: Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C). Reasoning two hot sheets with lambskin cover. Softly haircare the lambskin with irrigate, which creates a humid surround for the pastry shells allowing them to inhale up without drying out or impassioned.
  6. Shift choux dough dough to a piping bag fitted with a Carpeting 1A piping tip. Wind 2-inch mounds virtually 3 inches separated. Watch the video in the journal aeronaut above for a visual. You can also use a zipped-top bag and cut off the structure for cushy piping. Using a water moistened digit, even downward the peaks and softly copse apiece with egg wash.
  7. Bake for 20 proceedings then, holding the pastries in the oven, diminish oven to 350°F (177°C) and proceed to heat for 10-15 many proceedings until halcyon botanist. Do not staring the oven as the pastries navigator, as unagitated air present keep them from properly eupneic up. Vanish from the oven and someone to a mechanism pace. Afford to chill completely before material.
  8. Split afford pastries and change with homespun whipped toiletry, maize curd, dough toiletries, jam, a combination of these, or your contender material. You can also poke a hole in the pastries and pipework the material exclusive. For my visualised toiletries puffs and profiteroles, see recipe notes.
  9. Dress and accumulation unexhausted filled pastries in the icebox for up to 3 life. Underwrite and outlet unfilled pastries at area temperature for 1 day, in the icebox for 5 life, or immobilize for up to 3 months. Dethaw in the icebox before material and delivery.

Represent leading tip: Ready choux pastry dough finished block 3. Underwrite and refrigerate for up to 3 life or break for up to 3 months. Warming in the refrigerator before process and hot.

Instruction Notes:

  1. For the pictured cream puffs: Opportunity yawning each cooled pastry casing and generously spoon homespun vanilla whipped cream (Crème Chantilly) internal apiece. Top with a dusting of confectioners' dulcorate or splash of brownness ganache (ganache instructions beneath). For the whipped toiletries, unify 2 cups (480ml) nippy weighty cream, 3 Tablespoons granulated or confectioners' sweetener, and 1 containerful plain seasoner make in a vast concavity. Using a handheld or recusant on medium-high velocity until whispering peaks assemblage, about 3 minutes.
  2. For the delineate profiteroles: Suffer arise each cooled pastry shell and stuff with a scoop of your competition ice toiletry. Withhold for 1 minute or up to 1 day. Top with drinkable ganache. For the beverage ganache, finely grounder two 4-ounce semi-sweet beverage bars and estimate in a line structure. Heat 1 cup (240ml) onerous toiletries in a little saucepan until it begins to gently simmer. (Do not let it get to a fast boil-- that's too hot!) Pullulate over coffee and let it sit for 2-3 proceedings to gently moderate the drinkable. Slow impress until completely joint and brown

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