All about Choux

All about Choux - student project

My attempts on the choux... :)

This is the Crème pâtissière à la vanille (vanilla pastry cream), the eggs I've got from a farm nearby has really orange yolk, so it got stronger colour. But looks yum! (note to self: use the whole vanila pod, didn't show much the vanilla on this one)

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Then the Pâte à choux (Choux Pastry), photo below is the colling down part, before adding eggs.

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Chouquettes

Then, my first attempt at piping the choux, I've chosen the Chouquettes!  I've used the template, just in case...

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I didn't pay attention enough, and made the above shape, then tried again following the video and got better:

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I couldn't find the proper sugar pearls, so I used this one instead and it is "OK". The proper one might arrive in a week (but I couldn't wait):

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The result was really good, and they are delicious!

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WARNING: you can easily eat the whole recipe after the chouquettes are finished!!!

 

My next attempt will be on the mini éclairs...

 

Éclairs

With the remaining of the choux from above I went on and did mini éclairs... I have to say, the first piping was not successful, very chubby and weird shapes... 

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Needless to say I really need more practice!!!

The chubby éclairs are cooling down to receive the vanilla cream filling.

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And voilà! Ready and with chocolate topping (sorry, was too tired to make ganache, just melted chocolate)

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You can see the filling... yum!

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Monica Messaggi Kaya
UX/UI enthusiast - "designy-geeky"