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

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For 25 Chouquettes, you will need:

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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 43 min.
Chouquettes
Prepare 450 g Choux pastry (pâte à choux), but add 3 times the sugar of the original recipe.

Stage 2 - 10 min.
Chouquettes
Make 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).

Stage 3
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As 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.

Stage 4 - 2 min.
Chouquettes
Glaze the tops of the heaps.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
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Throw 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.

Stage 6 - 25 min.
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Put 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.

Stage 7
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Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Your chouquettes are ready.

Stage 8
Chouquettes
Here's a variation for the summer: cut the cold chouquettes in half horizontally with a serrated knife.

Stage 9
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Wash 100 g strawberries, remove the stalks and cut into small dice. Mix with 4 tablespoons Chantilly cream.

Stage 10
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Fill 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.
Keeping
1 or 2 days in a closed metal box.
Source
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
822 Kcal or 3,442 Kj37 gr218 gr136 gr
41 %14 %21 %21 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
155 Kcal or 649 Kj7 gr41 gr26 gr
8 %3 %4 %4 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
33 Kcal or 138 Kj1 gr9 gr5 gr
2 %1 %1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Milk, Gluten, Egg
How much will it cost?
  • For 25 Chouquettes : 1.32 €
  • Per Chouquettes : 0.05 €

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Note: Be careful, these prices are only an estimate, you can consult the table of prices by ingredients used for this estimate.
This recipe uses (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: Profiteroles, Valay-Brest, Puits d'amour, Gougères, Pets de nonne, ... All
Pearl sugarPearl sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: St Tropez tart, Flaky brownie brioche, Grapefruit moelleux, Cramique, Brioche feuilletée (flaky brioche), ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Toffee apple upside-down cake, Almond dacquoise, Rhubarb tart, Flambéd bananas , Household cake (Gâteau de ménage), ... All
Beaten eggBeaten egg: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chocolate rolls (petits pains), Eggs in brioche nests, Cashew-nut and Parmesan biscuits, Snails in a brioche, Brioche Tatin, ... All
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