Pâte a Choux

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Pâte a Choux

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Try this simple-to-make recipe for pâte a choux that comes together in minutes. Choux is a type of French dough typically used to make éclairs, profiteroles, gougères, and beignets. Choux in French means "cabbage," and the name derives from the fact that unbaked cream puffs resemble cabbages.

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6
Servings
289
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 10 Tablespoons bread flour
  • 1/2 Cup whole milk
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 7 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 whole eggs

Directions

Sift the flours together and reserve. Place the milk, water, sugar, salt, and butter in a saucepan and bring to a rolling boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the flour until combined; return to the heat and cook for 1-2 minutes until a smooth mass has formed.

Transfer to the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat the mixture until slightly cooled and incorporate the eggs in small amounts. Pipe as desired.

Choux Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Choux Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
17g
26%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
10g
49%
Cholesterol
144mg
48%
Protein
8g
15%
Carbs
26g
9%
Vitamin A
169µg
19%
Vitamin B12
0.4µg
6.2%
Vitamin D
1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.8mg
4%
Vitamin K
1µg
2%
Calcium
48mg
5%
Fiber
0.8g
3.1%
Folate (food)
24µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
102µg
25%
Folic acid
45µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
10%
Magnesium
13mg
3%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
10%
Phosphorus
109mg
16%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
101mg
3%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
18.9%
Sodium
246mg
10%
Sugars, added
2g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
17.3%
Trans
0.6g
N/A
Zinc
0.7mg
4.6%

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