Choux pastry

Choux pastry is today’s recipe. This is a very good recipe, easy and quick to make and I assure you the results are great.  It can be used for both savoury or sweet recipes.

What you need:

  • 75 g plain flour;
  • 50 g unsalted butter;
  • 2 large eggs;
  • 150 ml of water;
  • pinch of salt;

How to make it:

In a bowl sift togheter the flour with the salt. Put the butter and the water in a saucepan and heat them until the butter has melted. Bring the mixture to the boil.

 

Once melted remove the pan from the heat and add the flour immediately. Mix with a wooden spoon until the mixture becomes a ball (it will take you not more than 2 minutes). The mixture is ready when the sides of the pan are clean.

Wait 2 minutes for the mixture to cool down and then gradually add the eggs. Beat everything until the mixture is smooth; the choux pastry is ready when it gently falls form the spoon. What I suggest you is to use the mixture immediately. If you need to use it later you’d better cover it very well and keep it chilled until you need it.

Tip: Be careful not to bring to the boil the water before the butter has melted.  This is a  very important detail if you want to have a good result.