I've posted 2 recipes in a row! Once you start baking, you just want to continue doing it. Luckily for me, I've currently run out of caster sugar and icing sugar so there's been no baking in my household for the last few days.

The other day I had a sudden craving for these (just remembering the ones I had from Maitre Choux back in London) so I decided to look it up to see if it was difficult to make. It seemed straight forward so I decided to try them out. First attempt wasn't a complete disaster but you can see in the pictures below, it wasn't particularly pretty to look at. I piped them like walnut whips and it just expanded out of control lol


So here's the recipe into making these light and puffy mini choux!!

250ml Water
125g All purpose flour
60g Unsalted butter
50g Sugar
4 Eggs
a pinch of salt
Some sugar pearls
Egg yolk (for egg wash)


1. Have all your ingredients weighed out and ready. Sieve the flour.

2. Put water, butter, sugar and salt in a pan and bring to a boil.

3. Remove from heat and pour all the flour in one go.

4. Stir with wooden spatula and mix until there are no lumps.

5. Continue stirring until you make a dough called 'panada'. Keep on stirring until the dough comes away from the sides and forms a ball. It requires a lot of arm/wrist action!

6. Leave for a few minutes to cool and add one egg and mix. It may look like it will never mix together but continue to squash and squeeze the mixture with the wooden spatula and it will bind eventually.

7. Add the remaining eggs one by one. Continue mixing like in 6.

8. The choux pastry is ready!

9. Scoop the mixture into a piping bag with a round tip.

10. Pipe the choux buns onto a parchment paper lined baking tray. 

11. Glaze the surface with egg wash (1yolk and 1tbs water mixed) You can do this with the back of a spoon and also smooth the tops of the choux as you do this to form nice little round disks.

12. Sprinkle on the sugar pearls.

13. Bake at 180degC for approximately 15-20mins or until puffed and golden brown.

14. Take them out and let them cool before diving into these!

Perfect with a nice cup of hot tea. You can easily finish this whole bowl if you're not careful... yes! they're THAT good!

Give it a go!

PS You can also make loads of them and freeze them. Just take them out and reheat them in the oven for a few minutes at 180degC.

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