Choux

Choux (pronounced "shoo") are puff shells made from a thick batter (pate a choux) of butter, flour, eggs, milk and water. The mixture is cooked on the stovetop, then fashioned into a variety of shapes and sizes and slipped into a hot oven to bake. The moist interior and crisp shells are ideal for savory or sweet fillings. Small puffs are often used to make a dessert known as profiteroles (see related recipe at right).Store the shells in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 day, or make them ahead and freeze for up to 1 month.
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Review 1 for Choux
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Marcela
,Fort Belvoir
,VA
February 28, 2014
Ability level:Advanced
Cooks for:1 to 2 people
Cooks:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Perfect Profiteroles
February 28, 2014
My husband loves profiteroles, so I looked up this recipe to make them at home. I was surprised with how easy the recipe was! Making the dough itself is a bit of a workout and at first it might look like the eggs won't be incorporated properly, but keep beating it! It will happen!
These puffs are better when used the same day (within an hour or two actually) of being baked. I have found that they loose their airiness and get chewy as time goes by.
Pros: Appearance, Impressive, Will Make Again
Review 2 for Choux
5 out of 5
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MChef790
Boca Raton, FL
July 11, 2011
Ability level:Intermediate
Cooks for:1 to 2 people
Cooks:A few times a month
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Simple, Delicious Recipe But...
July 11, 2011
This recipe if wonderful - this was my first time making choux and everybody loved it! The only thing I would suggest is to keep an eye on them while they are baking in the oven. From my experience, the temperature and time listed in the instructions is too high for these pastries. They would've burned if I left them in the oven longer...
Pros: Yield, Good Value, Easy, Appearance, Impressive, Will Make Again
Cons: Lengthy
Review 3 for Choux
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
foodluver
Powder Springs,GA
April 30, 2010
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Great for an impressive dessert/or appetizer
April 30, 2010
Very easy to make. Can be made ahead and frozen. It will impress your guests, they'll think you spent hours making puff pastry. Just add your favorite ice cream and the best hot fudge sauce with whip cream. Fantastic! Another idea is to make them small bite size and fill them with a savory item to have as appetizers.