Shoe pastry = Choux pastry
Choux (pronounced "shoe") pastry, or puff pastry, is the basis of a number of great pastry delicacies, including cream puffs (profiteroles), eclairs, and some types of turnovers (others use phyllo dough).
Here's a simple recipe you can use:
Choux Pastry Recipe
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 1/4 cup water
- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 4 eggs, beaten
- Add the water and the butter sliced into 1/2" slices to a pot and bring to a boil.
- Add the flour all at once and mix until the dough pulls away from the sides of the pot and glistens.
- Pull from heat and allow to cool 10-15 minutes.
- Put dough in a mixer, and very slowly add the beaten eggs, allowing the egg to incorporate into the dough before adding more.
- Using a spoon, form into balls (for puffs/profiteroles) or "sausages" (eclairs).
- (Optionally) Baste the choux with milk if you want a shiny brown finish to your baked choux.
- Bake in a 425F oven for 30-35 minutes.
- Allow to cool on a rack for 15 minutes.
This recipe will create enough "pate choux" (shoe pastry dough) to make about a dozen puffs or a half-dozen eclairs.
If you're a visual learner, take a look at this great step-by-step video below, for making a larger batch.
How to make pate choux (shoe pastry)
dans on April 17, 2012:
lou on November 13, 2011:
gas mark what duz any1 know
Kate on September 24, 2011:
kmcrow on October 18, 2010:
How many of choux's can you make with just these ingrediants. I am trying to make enough for my entire French class of 15 and for them to have seconds.
Ali Lai on September 15, 2009:
That is not Choux Pastry recipe. It was Puff Pastry. :)
gene on June 22, 2009:
i am in year six and making yummy eclairs(chocolate) and types of choux pastry it will taste delicious. i actually hope
Lil on April 07, 2009:
kwl i am making profitterrolls with my dad tonight
coookie on March 11, 2008:
This is not choux pastry. choux pastry is made hot in a saucepan with melted butter , flour then added and later when cooler, eggs. then it is cooked in the oven.
Patty Inglish MS from USA and Asgardia, the First Space Nation on September 09, 2007:
This is a fantastically great recipe. Great picture!
cgull8m from North Carolina on July 23, 2007:
Wow it looks awesome Livelonger, the name may sound funny but sounds good. Will check it out. Thanks.
Isabella Snow on July 22, 2007:
Yummy!! You know at first I thought this was a pun on Choo... ;)
silverstar8 on July 22, 2007:
I am always looking for the next best pastry recipe. This looks like the easiest and quickest one yet... will try it for sure.
jstankevicz from Cave Creek on July 22, 2007:
I'm not allowed near loose flour. but, it does make me want an eclair!
Lorna Lorraine from Croydon on July 21, 2007:
It does look light and fluffy...I guess delicious sums it up
gredmondson on July 21, 2007:
Do you know if a powered pasta maker (such as the pasta attachment for a KitchenAid mixer) can be used when making this? If you answer this, please email me at Ironrite@msn.com .
Annetherese on July 21, 2007:
Angela Harris from Around the USA on July 21, 2007:
Dare I try this? I think I may. Pastry recipes always intimidate me, but this sounds pretty simple.