Ready to bake something tasty? Learn to make Chouquettes, the French treat that's both sweet and airy. They’re simple but oh-so-delicious. Stick around to find out how easy they are to bake!
Chouquettes are perfect all year round. They can jazz up your holiday spread or serve as a simple summer snack. If you love this, you'll also want to try my Profiteroles, Lamingtons or even learn How to make Pretzel Bites.
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- Pearl sugar
- Egg wash
See recipe card for quantities.
Making the Choux Pastry
First, heat water, butter, salt, and sugar in a saucepan. Once it boils, add the flour.
Cooking the Mixture
Keep stirring until the mix turns into a shiny paste. Then move it to a stand mixer.
Add the Eggs
Add eggs one at a time. Mix until smooth.
Add pearl and Bake
Add pearl sugar and put them in the oven at 375°F for 25 minutes.
Enjoy your Chouquettes!
Hint: To get the best texture, don’t open the oven while they bake. This helps them puff up nicely.
To make it dairy-free, replace the butter with a dairy-free butter.
Swap pearl sugar for sliced almonds to change the flavor.
Keep them in an airtight container for up to two days. Freezing is not recommended.
Make sure your oven is fully preheated. It helps them puff up just right.
No, they are best enjoyed fresh.
It’s a large, coarse sugar that doesn't melt easily.
Yes, but a stand mixer gives better results.
The oven was likely not hot enough.
Use an airtight container.
Up to two days if stored properly.
It’s best but a ziplock can work.
Aim for about 1 inch in diameter.
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Step 1 - Choux Pastry:
- Boil water, butter, salt, and sugar in a pan.
- Add flour off heat.
- Cook and mix until a shiny paste forms.
- Move to a stand mixer.
- Add eggs one by one until mixed in.
- Check the consistency of the paste.
- Fill a pastry bag with a tip.
- Make 2.5cm choux on baking sheet.
- Brush with egg wash and add pearl sugar.
Step 2 - Baking:
- Bake at 375°F for 25 mins.
- Enjoy fresh!
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: French
- Diet: Vegetarian
- Always preheat the oven.
- Store in a cool, dry place.
- Use fresh eggs.