Choux Pastry (Pâte À Choux)

Choux Pastry (Pâte À Choux)
27 May 2024

Pate a choux, also known as profiterole and éclair dough, is a pastry often consumed in French cuisine. The prepared dough is filled with a creamy filling. The top is usually covered with chocolate sauce. You can fill the Pâte à Choux as you wish and present it elegantly. If the ingredients are ready, let's see how to make choux pastry!

Prep Time : 15 mins
Cook time : 12 mins
Servings : 4 People
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Choux Pastry (Pâte À Choux)


  • 1.5 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of water
  • 7 tbsp butter (100 grams)
  • A pinch of salt
  • 4 eggs
Choux Pastry (Pâte À Choux)


  1. Put the flour, water, and butter in a saucepan and mix while the butter is melting.
  2. When the water boils and the butter melts, add the salt. Mash the flour with a spatula.
  3. When the mixture reaches the consistency of dough, keep cooking for 1 minute while crushing with a spatula.
  4. Spread the dough on a clean kitchen counter and let it cool.
  5. Set the oven to a fanless program at 190 degrees.
  6. Once the dough has cooled down, put it in a mixing bowl and add the eggs one by one.
  7. After adding all the eggs and mixing, transfer the dough into a piping bag.
  8. Line a baking tray with baking paper, and make a small hole at the tip of the piping bag.
  9. Squeeze the mixture in the bag onto the tray, about the size of a walnut.
  10. Get your thumb wet and rub it lightly over the dough.
  11. Bake in the oven for 10–12 minutes, until doubled in size. You can fill the doughs as you wish. Bon appetit.
Expert Tips
  • Sift the flour for the choux pastry.
  • Mash the flour well with a spatula.
  • Adjust the size of the mixture according to the size of the walnuts. If they are too big, they may lose their shape.
  • Always run the oven on the fanless program to ensure that the rounds form properly.
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