Chouquettes are little sugar puffs of choux pastry, sprinkled with pearl sugar. Making the dough is simple and chouquettes will be perfect as a snack.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
- 1 cup (250 ml) of water
- 1/2 cup (125g) of butter
- 1 1/4 cup (150g) of flour
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 5 eggs
1 . Preheat oven to 360ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2 . Heat the water, butter, sugar and salt in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. (Make sure it is not boiling!!). Remove from heat, and add flour all at once, stirring vigorously. Return the pan over medium-low heat and keep stirring until the dough forms a smooth ball that pulls away from the sides of the pan.
3 . Let the dough cool for 3 minutes then whisk in 4 eggs, one at a time, until shiny and smooth. Whisk the last egg but only add half of it into the preparation.
4. Use a piping bag fitted with a star tip to form small ball of batter.
5 . Make sure you are spacing the dough enough to give them a little room to spread. Brush with egg left-over using a pastry brush and sprinkle the dough balls generously with pearl sugar. Bake for 20 minutes. Once it is cooked, slightly open the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes. It will help to keep them fluffy. Enjoy !
Pour la version française c’est par ici: Les Chouquettes