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Choux pastry

Choux, Eclairs, Saint-Honorés or Paris Brest. To prepare them just need the dough.
ATTENTION ! This dough is not identical to the fired pastry for Slovak traditional Plum balls. →

Preparation time 45 minutes

INGREDIENTS .. for one large 8 inch Paris Brest

  • 0,85 cup melk
  • 0,85 cup water
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 tsp zout
  • 1 tsp suiker
  • 1 3/4 cup bloem
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 mixed yolk for brushing


Place the butter, milk, and water in a heavy saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and, with a wooden spoon, quickly stir in the flour mixture. Return to heat and stir constantly until the dough comes away from the sides of the pan and forms a thick smooth ball (about 3 to 4 minutes). Transfer the dough to your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, and beat on low speed a minute or two to release the steam from the dough. Once the dough is lukewarm, start adding the lightly beaten eggs, in small additions, and continue to mix until you have a smooth thick shiny paste.

Note: To test to see if the dough is the right consistency; pinch off about a teaspoon of the dough. Then with your thumb and index finger slowly pull the dough apart. The dough should stretch, not break. If it breaks, beat in a little more egg.

A dose of choux pastry is sufficient to:
A Paris Brest with a diameter 10-11 inch
10 Eclairs 5 inch long
12 chouxs
4 small cirkles with a diameter of 14 cm.

For one dough you need 3 times more volume of Roger’s Chocolate cream recipe.

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