Homemade Choux Paste

Homemade Cream Puff

Choux Paste Recipe

After having a nice meal, a tasty dessert will make our day. Last time, we shared how to make puff pastry with you and we’re gonna share another puff, a homemade choux paste recipe with all of you.

In this cream puff recipe, we’re gonna make a crust on the puff that called craquelin in french, it means a thin layer of crust. We’re going to place this thin layer of crust on every single choux paste.

Some people might think that the thin layer of crust is quite difficult to make but we’re gonna share a very easy way to do it. The recipe is pretty easy too, you just use butter, flour and sugar.

Choux paste is easy to make too, the most important key to success is the temperature control, a good puff is hollow inside, the technique is to control the temperature as precise as possible to cook the paste. While the air released, it expands the batter to make the puff hollow inside.

If the temperature is too high, you might burn the choux paste and end up with a batch of burnt crispy coal. On the other hand, the puff will be cooked into a dough if the oven temperature is too low, imagine you’re blowing a balloon, too much air will burst the balloon but the lesser the air, the denser the balloon.

Do you know that choux paste is the basic technique in pastry, if you mastered choux paste, you can make a lot of different kinds of pastry. You pipe it in a sphere shape, you end up with a classic puff, if you pipe a straight line, you made a eclair, an oval twist, you made a paris brest.

Once you mastered the piping technique, you can start making another recipe with the piping technique.For example, macaron, we have to make sure we pipe them in the same size and volume.

Here are the recipe for making the paste and craquelin, the thin layer of crumble crust.

We have to preheat the oven to 200 degree C first.

Craquelin Recipe:

Butter: 200g

cake flour: 200g

sugar: 200g

Choux Paste
Firstly, we mixing all of them and crumble them until it forms a dough
Choux Paste

After we form a dough,we flatten the dough and place it into the freezer for at least 30 minutes.

Choux paste recipe:

Butter:500g

Milk:500g

Water: 500g

Cake flour: 550g

Eggs: 16pcs

Salt: 10g

Sugar: 20g

Homemade Cream Puff
Firstly, we weight the salt and sugar in a saucepan.
Homemade Cream Puff
Then, we put the butter, milk and water into the sauce pan.
Choux Paste

We melt the pot of mixture and boil it for 5 minutes.
Choux Paste
While we’re boiling the butter mixture, we sift the cake flour.
Homemade Cream Puff
After the butter mixture is boiled, we add the cake flour and cook the mixture until it forms a dough.
Homemade Cream Puff
Then, we transfer the dough to a mixing bowl and start adding our eggs.
Homemade Cream Puff
Choux Paste
Keep adding the eggs and reach a paste like texture.
Homemade Cream Puff
Then, we pipe the paste on the baking trays and place a thin layer of crust on top.

After all of the stuff are set, we place them into the oven to bake for 12 minutes, then we change the temperature to 140 degree C and bake for another 40 minutes.

Homemade Cream Puff
Choux Paste
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Easy Homemade Puff Pastry recipe

Easy Homemade Puff Pastry

Have you ever tried Palmier before, palmier is a french pastry that use the puff pastry to make. The shape of palmier is like an elephant ear and there is a lot of sugar coated on top.

In fact, the texture of the palmier is crispy because of the layers of butter and dough. If we use different flour to make the puff pastry, the texture will be different. For example, cake flour has less gluten in the flour and it doesn’t need to knead much to form a dough.

On the other hand, bread flour has more gluten so we need to knead the flour for a longer time to form a dough.

So, are we using the cake flour to make the puff pastry? Maybe, it depends on the recipe you use. I am using a flour called T55 french flour to make puff pastry because the flavor is much stronger than others’ flour.

If you would like to know how to make a Easy Homemade Puff Pastry, here’s the right place for you.

Easy Homemade Puff Pastry

Dough Recipe:

Butter: 112g

T55 flour: 187g

Salt: 17g

Water: 150g

Vinegar: 3g

Butter:

Butter: 450g


Firstly, we melt the butter and mix with the salt, water and vinegar to make a liquid for making the Easy Homemade Puff Pastry.
Then, we are going to pour the butter mixture into the flour to form a dough.
After all, we use a hook on our mixer and mix well to form a dough.

After we form a dough, we have to knead the dough a bit to form a sphere shape dough.

Then, we have to leave the dough in the fridge for half an hour to harden the dough. Meanwhile, we shape the dough into a rectangle block.

Lastly, we fold the puff pastry to finish our lovely easy homemade puff pastry.



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