Monday, August 2, 2010

Choux Pastry

Was preparing for tea for a family gathering and decided to make some choux pastry to make some durian puffs and chocolate eclairs... Just 1 dough to make 2 different kinds of pastry. Yeah!

choux pastry puffs shells

choux pastry eclairs shell

Durian Puffs

Chocolate Eclair

Recipe for Choux Pastry
(makes about 20 puffs and 30 eclairs)

100g butter
250g water
1 tsp sugar
a pinch of salt
150g flour
3 eggs

1) Bring water to boil. Add butter, sugar and salt. 
2) Stir well until butter has melted. 
3) Add flour and mix to form a smooth paste.
4) Use the electric mixer to beat the smooth paste till it's lukewarm. 
5) Add egg 1 at a time, beating well with each addition. 
6) Place batter into a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle (Wilton #21). Pipe desired shapes onto a greased pan. 
7) Bake at 200dc for 20-25 minutes. 

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