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Chouquettes

Chouquettes

Chouquettes are small choux puffs with sugar crystals on the top. They are usually eaten plain, but can also be filled with a variety of things: cream, fruit, chocolate... whatever you like.

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Last modified on: September 10th 2018

For 25 Chouquettes, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
1 hour25 min.1 hour 25 min.
Preservation: 1 or 2 days in a closed metal box.
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Step by step recipe

1 Chouquettes : Photo of step #1Prepare 450 g Choux pastry (pâte à choux), but add 3 times the sugar of the original recipe. 43 min.
2 Chouquettes : Photo of step #2Make small regular heaps with the choux pastry on a baking sheet, about the size of a Euro or pound coin (1.5 cm or half an inch). 10 min.
3 Chouquettes : Photo of step #3As always with this sort of work, you'll find a forcing bag very useful.

If you don't have one, use 2 teaspoons: one to scoop up the mixture from the pan, the other to push it out.
4 Chouquettes : Photo of step #4Glaze the tops of the heaps. 2 min.
5 Chouquettes : Photo of step #5Throw 30 g Pearl sugar onto the heaps with a short sharp gesture which will help the crystals stick to the beaten egg.

Finish with a dusting of caster sugar, or granulated sugar if you have some.
5 min.
6 Chouquettes : Photo of step #6Put in the oven immediately at 210°C (420°F) for about 25 minutes. Watch the colouration carefully, and turn the sheet back to front if the cooking is not even. 25 min.
7 Chouquettes : Photo of step #7Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Your chouquettes are ready.
8 Chouquettes : Photo of step #8Here's a variation for the summer: cut the cold chouquettes in half horizontally with a serrated knife.
9 Chouquettes : Photo of step #9Wash 100 g strawberries, remove the stalks and cut into small dice. Mix with 4 tablespoons Chantilly cream.
10 Chouquettes : Photo of step #10Fill the chouquette halves and replace the tops.

Remarks

Please note, chouquettes do not keep well. You can keep them in an airtight tin for just a day or two, but after this they tend to dry out. If filled with cream they keep even less well, just a few hours in the fridge.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
163939 gr142 gr102 gr
82 %15 %13 %15 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
2386 gr21 gr15 gr
12 %2 %2 %2 %
Per piece
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
651 gr5 gr4 gr
3 %1 %1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 25 Chouquettes : 2.07 €
Per Chouquettes : 0.08 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made.
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This recipe use (among others)
Choux pastry (pâte à choux)Choux pastry (pâte à choux): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Paris-Brest, Saint Honoré cake, Puits d'amour, Pets de nonne, Profiteroles, ... [All]
Pearl sugarPearl sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Milk rolls, Brioche feuilletée (flaky brioche), Benoîton, Cramique, Flaky brownie brioche, ... [All]
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Arizona cupcakes, Grandma Solange's biscuits, Clafoutis "Marie-Antoinette", Passion fruit jellies, Brioche Tatin, ... [All]
Beaten eggBeaten egg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Cramique, Rustic chicken and mushroom pie, Flaky chocolate brioche, Agen prune cake, Vol-au-vent cases, ... [All]

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