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How to make Choux Pastry

1 serving
Intermediate
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Fancy giving French patisserie baking a go? Well this Choux pastry recipe is the perfect place to start!
Ingredients
Preparation
Recipe Tips
To help your choux pastry rise, dampen your baking parchment before you piping your choux pastry onto it, this helps create more steam in the oven!
Recipe Tips
Once your choux pastry has baked stick a cocktail stick into the base of it and allow the steam to escape inside the choux bun and keep them crisp!  
Recipe Tips
Choux pastry will keep for a few days in an airtight container unfilled or you can freeze and then allow to defrost and pop in the oven for 10 minutes to allow your choux pastry to crisp back up.
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Ingredients

For the Choux Pastry
50 gUnsalted butter
150 mlWater
65 gPlain Flour
2Medium Eggs (beaten)
1

First things first, pop the butter in a saucepan with 150ml of water. Heat gently on a low heat until the butter has melted, then turn up the heat and bring to the boil. Once boiling remove from the heat and immediately mix in the flour, beating well with a balloon whisk until thick, glossy and smooth – the mixture should form a soft ball of dough in your saucepan. Pour your ball of dough into a heatproof bowl and leave to cool for 10 minutes.

2

Gradually pour in the beaten eggs and whisk well between each addition until you have a thick, glossy mixture, you may not need to add all your egg so keep an eye on the consistency of your mixture. 

3

Your choux pastry is now ready to pop into a piping bag and pipe into choux buns or eclairs! 

  • To help your choux pastry rise, dampen your baking parchment before you piping your choux pastry onto it, this helps create more steam in the oven!
  • Once your choux pastry has baked stick a cocktail stick into the base of it and allow the steam to escape inside the choux bun and keep them crisp!  
  • Choux pastry will keep for a few days in an airtight container unfilled or you can freeze and then allow to defrost and pop in the oven for 10 minutes to allow your choux pastry to crisp back up.