Mini Mont-Blanc choux puffs


Mini Mont-Blanc choux puffs
These mini choux puffs are topped with a layer of craquelin and filled with Mont-Blanc cream: a mixture of whipped cream and sweetened chestnut purée.
30K 6 4.2
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Last modified on: March 17th 2019

Keywords for this recipe:ChouxChoux pastryMont-blanc creamChantillyChestnutPastry
For 40 pieces, you will need:

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How long does it take?
Time required for this recipe:
PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
1 hour 8 min.10 min.25 min.1 hour 43 min.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 30 min.
Mini Mont-Blanc choux puffs : Photo of step #1
Prepare 200 g Chantilly cream.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
Mini Mont-Blanc choux puffs : Photo of step #2
Gently fold 125 g sweet chestnut purée (crème de marrons) into the cream with a soft spatula to keep the lightness that has been whipped in.

Your Mont-Blanc cream is ready. Set aside in the fridge.

Stage 3 - 10 min.
Mini Mont-Blanc choux puffs : Photo of step #3
Preheat the oven to 430°F (220°C).

Roll out 100 g Craquelin (sweet cracker dough) and cut circles with a 0.8 inch (2 cm) cutter.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Mini Mont-Blanc choux puffs : Photo of step #4
Lay a sheet of cooking parchment on a baking sheet.

Prepare 350 g Choux pastry (pâte à choux), then pipe with a forcing bag into small mounds 0.8 inch (2 cm) in diameter.

Top each mound with a circle of craquelin.

Stage 5 - 25 min.
Mini Mont-Blanc choux puffs : Photo of step #5
Bake for about 25 minutes until the puffs are well risen and golden brown.

Stage 6 - 10 min.
Mini Mont-Blanc choux puffs : Photo of step #6
Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Stage 7 - 10 min.
Mini Mont-Blanc choux puffs : Photo of step #7
Using a serrated knife, slice each puff in half horizontally, trying not to spoil the domed top with its craquelin.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
Mini Mont-Blanc choux puffs : Photo of step #8
Fill the puffs generously with the Mont-Blanc cream, using a forcing bag.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
Mini Mont-Blanc choux puffs : Photo of step #9
Pop the lids back on the puffs and press gently to help them stick.

Stage 10
Mini Mont-Blanc choux puffs : Photo of step #10
Your mini Mont-Blanc choux puffs are ready.
Remarks
This recipe can be varied with other creams instead of Mont-Blanc, such as pistachio confectioner's custard, apple confectioner's custard or chocolate mousse.
Keeping
Should be eaten the day it is made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,489 Kcal or 6,234 Kj31 gr253 gr154 gr
74 %12 %24 %23 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
192 Kcal or 804 Kj4 gr33 gr20 gr
10 %2 %3 %3 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
37 Kcal or 155 Kj1 gr6 gr4 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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 40 pieces : 3.69 €
  • Per piece : 0.09 €

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Note : These prices are only approximate.
Source
Home made.
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: Chouquettes, Saint Honoré cake, Puits d'amour, Pets de nonne, Valay-Brest, ... All
Chantilly creamChantilly cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Belle-helene in a glass, Rum babas, St Tropez tart, Chantilly rice pudding, Strawberries with mint and cream, ... All
Sweet chestnut purée (crème de marrons)Sweet chestnut purée (crème de marrons): You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Chestnut cake, Chestnut and hazelnut biscuits, Chestnut moelleux, Chestnut mousse in a whipper , Little vanilla, clementine and chestnut verrines, ... All
Craquelin (sweet cracker dough)Craquelin (sweet cracker dough): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Choux pastry (pâte à choux), Galette de Fougerolles, ... All
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