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Basic Choux Pastry Dough

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

Method

Now you can make your choux in a matter of minutes!

  • Preheat oven to 200* C (390* F) Fan.
  • In a pot, add the water, milk and butter. Place over heat.
  • In a bowl, combine the flour and salt.
  • When the butter has melted and the milk and water start to boil, remove from heat. Add the flour and salt all at once.
  • Stir with a spatula until completely combined.
  • Place pot back on stove. Lower heat and stir quickly for 2-3 minutes, scraping the bottom of the pot with your spatula to remove any pieces of dough that may be stuck.
  • Transfer mixture to a standing mixer.
  • Crack open eggs in a bowl and set aside.
  • Beat the dough in the mixer on its own for 1-2 minutes, until it has cooled.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, waiting for each egg to become completely incorporated in the mixture before adding the next. You should be able to add 4 eggs that will get soaked up from the dough. Lightly beat the 5th egg and add I to the dough slowly. You may not need to add all of it depending on how well your dough is coming along. You want to create a dough that is soft and elastic. You want it to stretch like gum when you pull it, not break off into pieces.
  • Transfer dough to a piping bag. You are now ready to make your choux into any size or shape you want and bake them.
  • Brush with a lightly beaten egg if you would like them to become even more golden brown. This is optional.
  • Bake at 200* C (390* F) for 10 minutes and then lower temperature to 180* C (350* F) and continue baking until they are ready. They should be crunchy and golden!

Tip

To help dry out the choux even more, let them sit in the oven after baking, leaving the oven door ajar. And remember that it’s always best to use them the following day!

 

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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

166
Calories (kcal)
8 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

12.0
Total Fat (g)
17 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

6.4
Saturated Fat (g)
32 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

9.7
Total Carbs (g)
4 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

0.6
Sugars (g)
1 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

5.2
Protein (g)
10 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

0.0
Fibre (g)
0 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.44
Sodium (g)
7 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

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