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Choux Pastry

Posted by Bee & John on November 11, 2010 at 10:49 PM

Well... You'd think that I would have made this before... and I have.  But... I was too impatient and stuffed it up.

First, I didn't wait for it to cool down AND didn't realise it is a sticky dough - so thought I'd stuffed up.

The second time, I had let it cool right down, but had not put the flour in... it's too late then LOL

There is no mucking about with this recipe.....The third time I followed the recipe!  It was perfect, SO easy!  SO quick and Sooooooo yummy!

This is an idea I saw on the telly the other day - put it in a circle and then, when cooked, fill it with a mixture of 1/3 lemon butter and 2/3rds whipped cream.

LESSON: don't make it bigger than any plate you have to serve it on!! 

HINT:  Let it REALLY dry out.  When it is all brown and dry to touch.  Pierce it with the tip of a knife to let the steam escape and then switch off the oven and let it/them sit in the oven as it cools down

HINT: The choc decoration was easy to do actually.  I got the idea from Junior MasterChef  (How can those kids KNOW that stuff!!!??)  Put a couple of blocks of chocolate into a plastic bag.  Sit the bag in hot water until it is melted.  Cut a tiny piece out of the corner fo the bag and use it like an icing bag!

HINT:  My mum used to fill these with strawberries and cream!!!!!  YUMMMMMMM, but if you like custard, use the creme patisserie recipe in the everyday cookbook.

Categories: Easy Specialties, Baking