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French Choux Pastry Recipe for Puffs and Eclairs

French Choux Pastry Recipe for Puffs and Eclairs


Step by step video on how to make French Choux pastry. With this recipe you will be able create delicious Choux puffs and eclairs very easily.

Choux pastry is extremely versatile and is widely used in France for all king of dessert. the Choux pastry recipe can be made sweet or savory for aperitifs nibbles for example. Today we are looking at the a sweet version of the Choux pastry.

Quantities used in this video:

3 organic eggs (for the dough)
1 egg (for the glazing)
200 ml of water (0.42 pints
100 grams of plain flour (0.42 us cups)
80 grams of butter (0.33 cups)
10 grams of Sugar (0.35 OZ)
A pinch of Salt

To cook the choux pastry

Once "Laid out" on the baking tray, cook the puffs (Choux) in a oven at 200 Celsius (390 Fahrenheit) for 15 to 20 minutes depending on the size of the puffs or eclairs.. When the puffs have a nice golden color, put the temperature down to 175 Celsius (350 Fahrenheit), open the oven door slightly and let the puffs or eclairs sit in the oven for another 5 minutes (make sure you leave the oven door just slightly open) . This is to avoid the collapsing of the puff. After 5 minutes take the puffs or eclairs out of the oven and let them cool down a bit before using them.

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