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Choux PastryRecipe


Veg CD HT CBF DP 60mins

Hot  Cold  Vegetarian choux Pastry recipe  Pastries  Baked Fayre  Éclairs Profiteroles  teatime  Dessert  Pudding  



100g/4oz Plain Flour

240ml/8fl.oz. Water

75g/3oz Butter, cut into small pieces

3 Eggs



1. Preheat the oven to 220C, 425F, Gas mark 7 and grease 2 baking trays.

2. Place the water and butter in a large saucepan and heat gently until the butter melts. Bring to the boil, remove from the heat and add all the flour. Beat vigorously with a wooden spoon until amalgamated.

3. Return to the heat and continue beating until a smooth ball of paste is formed (about 1 minute). Remove from the heat immediately and continue to beat to cool it a little.

4. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well between each addition. Continue to beat until a smooth shiny mass is obtained.

5. Either pipe shapes or drop teaspoonfuls of paste on to the baking trays, making sure there is at least 5cm/2inches between each one. Bake in the oven for 25-35 minutes until golden brown, crisp and hollow to the tap. Do not open the oven before 20 minutes.

6. Once cooked, remove from the oven, place on a wire rack and make a small slit in the base to allow the steam to escape.

Use the choux pastries on the same day.


Serving Suggestions

This pastry can be made into different shapes

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Key techniques required to make this recipe


Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven


Beat – To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

Main equipment required to make this recipe



Wooden Spoon

Baking trays

Piping bag or tube



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