choux puffs

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French pastries always fascinated me, its complex yet look simple, and always have an air of sophistication. Taking about something airy, I finally got to try my hand on Choux pastry – its airy, light and crisp, and I really was so elated when I got it right. To go with the Christmas theme, I let the peaks stay on, and filled/decorated those with some green icing and some colorful sprinkles – perfect color for the festive season!
You need –
  • Butter – 75 grams
  • All purpose flour – 1 cup
  • Water – 175 mls
  • Salt – ¼ teaspoon
  • Eggs – 3 nos
  • Whipped cream

To decorate –

  • Icing sugar ½ cup
  • Hot water 2-3 teaspoons
  • Green food color – 1 -2 drops
  • Colorful sprinkles

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How to –

Pre-heat the oven to 200 C. Sift the flour and set aside.

In a sauce pan add the water and butter and cook over medium heat until the butter is melted and water starts to a boil, turn the heat off and remove the pan from stove.

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Add the flour all at once and mix till there are no lumps. Now turn the heat on to medium-low and cook the dough stirring continuously until it starts to leave the sides of the pan. Turn the heat off and move the dough into a bowl of a stand mixer and turn the beater on to low speed. Add the eggs one a time and making sure to mix well after each addition.

Beat till the dough is shinny and smooth enough to drop off from the spoon. Spoon the dough into a piping back fitted with a round tip and  pipe the puffs on to a baking tray lined with a baking sheet or mat.

Bake the puffs for 15 mins and then reduce the temperature to 180 C and bake for another 10-15 mins.

Cut the puffs carefully and fill in the whipped cream/icing in the middle and place the other half back.

To Decorate – Mix the icing sugar, water and food color to smooth paste. Spoon the prepared icing sugar on top of the puffs and some colorful sprinkles. Serve warm.

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6 thoughts on “choux puffs

  1. So Christmassy and perfect. I had to visit after seeing them on Insta. They look amazing Rekha. Choux pastry is such a magical one.
    Merry Christmas and HAppy Holidays friend!
    xx

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