Pate a Choux

Pate a Choux

Pate a Choux

Pate a Choux (pronounced paht ah shoo) is a paste that can be used to make cream puffs and éclairs.

  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/2 stick Butter
  • 1/2 cup Flour, sifted
  • 2 ea. Eggs, large
  1. Bring water and butter to a rolling boil. Add flour all at once and stir until well combined.
  2. Remove from the heat and add the eggs one at a time.
  3. Fill a pastry bag with the choux and pipe out into the desired shape. Rounds in the size of a quarter are suitable for cream puffs. clairs can be made from piping the choux in a straight line approximately 2 inches in length.
  4. Bake at once. It is critical that the oven temperature is set at 400-425 degrees. Pate a choux is leavened by steam that is created by the hot oven temperature. Properly made choux will have a medium brown color. Under-baked choux will collapse and will be unusable. When cooled cut in half and fill with desired stuffing.

Raspberry-Vanilla Whipped Cream

  • 2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 T Sugar
  • 1/2 ea. Vanilla Bean, split in half or 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 3 T Raspberry Jam, strain seeds
  1. Place cold cream in a bowl with the vanilla. Slowly add the sugar. When the cream is at half peak, add the jam and whip to full peak.
  2. Place cream in pastry bag with desired tip and pipe into the pate a choux.
  3. Dust the tops of the choux with powdered sugar or pipe chocolate in a lattice style.

*Pierce the bottom of the baked choux with a knife and pipe filling into center. Dip choux into melted chocolate and place in paper cups.

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