Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper, or silicone mat. Hi, Cheri. Dry ingredients haven’t been dissolved/incorporated completely. That is usually a small amount at the base of the chou. And so much easier than I imagined; definitely finding ways to use it often, thank you! My first thought was there wasn’t enough water to generate steam but I was very careful to heat the water and butter slowly. I was hoping that once we sliced them, the bottoms would flatten out a bit but that didn’t happen. Sift beforehand and add the sifted flour all at once. Make sure sugar and salt are fully dissolved. Cover and store leftover filled pastries in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Hi Maher, I’m so glad you enjoyed the choux pastry. I am making Choux’s tomorrow…and I would like to fill them with a pumpkin cream.. any good recipes?! And if you have sensitive taste to eggs, it’s normal to think they’re eggy. By the way, your family and friends are totally lucky to have you!!! If so, you may have added a bit too much egg. I kept the empty shells in an airtight container after they cooled but the very next day they become soggy. They were light a crisp too. But if you cook it for 3-4 minutes after the dough starts forming into a ball, you should be good. And what was the consistency of the batter? Pronounced ‘shooo’ the choux pastry is a classic French recipe that can be filled with sweet and savoury filling. It’s very common for ovens vary up to 50° either way. I even tried baking some for 50 minutes just to see if they were still moist on the inside and they were unfortunately. Mine turned out a bit too dark, a bit too “eggy” tasting, and not quite light enough. Cool the dough to room temperature before adding the eggs. Hello, how many choux pastry will this recipe make? To keep them crisp, I put in the oven with the light on if it’s to humid to leave on the counter. Notify me of follow-up comments via e-mail. Don’t want the texture to be ruined from working with too much batter! There are so many creative ways to use puff pastry in every day meals and appetizers. Hi, Daniel. The dough, created by combining flour with boiling water and butter, then beating eggs into the mixture, is very sticky and pastelike. Be patient and heat the mixture low and slow. And you need that moisture to create steam and help the pastry puff up during baking. Choux Pastry can be used in anything from cream puffs, profiteroles, and eclairs to churros, croquembouche, French cruller donuts, choux beignets, and gougères! I am now just asking if I want to fry it as churros, what is the needed oil temperature at the beginning of the process and after that should I lower it? But keep on beating and adding the next egg one at a time, allowing each egg absorb into the dough completely before adding the next. We’re so glad you decided to give this recipe a try, Rhonda. Plus we may have over mixed it. My mom used to make it all the time, not only for us, kids, but also for her friend’s little store. “Choux” means cabbage and pâte means paste. I’ve tried this recipe twice and both times I ended up with egg bread. 😉. Why? At this point choux pastry is done and ready to be piped into whatever size you want. Very detailed recipe by the way. 3. ), Hi, Heather. Hope these tips and tricks will help you achieve beautiful, professional looking desserts and appetizers. Perhaps I didn’t cook off enough moisture after I added the flour. Subscribe and receive my FREE Portion Planning Cheat Sheet for Cocktail and Dinner Parties. Only add as much as you need to create a shiny, thick, and smooth dough with a pipeable consistency. I usually leave a few teaspoons of beaten egg behind, which can be used with the egg wash. I live at 7,600 feet. I used the hand-written recipe that I had from my grandma and adapted it with a few tips I found online. ), and to inspire you to create the most beautiful and delicious treats. The dough will start to form into a ball. ), For best results, bake one baking sheet at a time. This rich egg-based pastry dough rises into airy, light and crisp pastry, thanks to the steam evaporated during baking. Please advise about using lower temperatures and/or making the choux in a different shape (like an oval shape or eclair shape) and just making it larger in general. Add the eggs one at a time, beating the dough thoroughly before adding the next one. If sugar and/or salt are not dissolved completely, your pastry will crack unevenly during baking. but another problem is sometimes my choux pastry is flat, not raised properly but the other batch has this great hollow inside. Really appreciate how you explain not only what to do but why. It’s important to cook the dough after adding the flour for at least 3 minutes, to evaporate excess moisture. Water moistened parchment paper = perfectly puffed up pastries with a deliciously light center and crisp exterior. For sweet choux pastry (for choux buns and éclairs), omit the pepper, mustard, cheese and cayenne from the mixture and add up to a tablespoon of sugar. This may require a little bit of practice. Thanks for your great info and instructions for making choux pastry! You can bake 2 sheets a time, rotating them half way into the baking, but you risk collapsing the shells. It was firm enough that the wooden spoon stayed upright before adding the eggs. 13 Scrumptious Cream Puff Fillings You Can Prepare In No Time They are indeed fairly easy to make, once you know how to incorporate the right amount of egg. To ensure evenly shaped pastry shells, it’s important to pipe the shells evenly. The instructional video was a bonus! Enjoy! Hi, Michael. Did you notice if the shells were puffy in the oven and they collapsed after they came out of the oven? Bake the pastry shells at 375°F for 30-35 minutes, or until puffed and golden brown. Hi Rita, sounds like they could use a bit more time in the oven next time! It only takes about 10 minutes to prepare and the options for filling and shaping are endless. Or right before serving? A foolproof recipe for light, airy, puffy, crisp choux pastry (Pâte à Choux)! Thank you for the multiple pictures, video and detailed written instructions. I’ll definitely do that next time to be more precise. 2. Learn how your comment data is processed. Profiteroles were my FAVORITE!!! Any other notes for a crispy exterior ? If you add too much eggs, the dough may become too runny, which will result flat pastry shells. By cup or weight? How many eggs did yo used? I like to put the dough in a pastry bag, tightly close the top and refrigerate until ready to use. Hi Kris, This recipe yields about 16 puffs. 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