10 Choux Pastry Recipes

Experience the artistry of choux pastry with our captivating collection of 10 exquisite choux pastry recipes. This compilation is a testament to the versatility and elegance of choux pastry, offering a range of sweet and savory delights that will leave you craving for more.

What is choux pastry

Choux pastry, also known as pâte à choux, is a light and versatile pastry dough that is used to create a variety of sweet and savory treats. It is a fundamental component of many classic French pastries, such as cream puffs (profiteroles), éclairs, and choux buns.

How to make choux pastry

Choux pastry is made from a simple combination of milk, water, butter, flour, and eggs. Prepare the dough by heating water, milk and butter in a saucepan until the butter melts. Add flour to the mixture, creating a smooth paste called a “panade.” Cook the panade over low heat for a short time to cook out the raw flour taste and allow the dough to come together.

Once the panade has cooled slightly, gradually incorporate eggs into the dough, one at a time. The eggs provide moisture and structure to the pastry, creating its characteristic light and airy texture. The dough should have a smooth, glossy consistency that can be piped or shaped into desired forms.

What recipes can be made from choux pastry

Choux pastry is a versatile dough that you can use into a multitude of delightful treats. From classic cream puffs and elegant éclairs to savory gougères and towering croquembouche, choux pastry offers a light and airy texture that serves as the perfect canvas for various fillings and flavors.

Cream Puffs

Indulge in the classic favorites like cream puffs, where light and airy pastry shells embrace luscious fillings, from silky vanilla cream to rich chocolate cream. Each bite is a harmonious symphony of textures and flavors, guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Choux au Craquelin
Choux au Craquelin – Crispy Cream Puffs
Choux au Craquelin are mini cream puffs topped with a sweet crispy topping, called craquelin, that are simply hard to resist.
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Chocolate Cream Puffs
Chocolate Cream Puffs
Delicious chocolate cream puffs, filled with chocolate pastry cream and topped with chocolate ganache, a perfect treat for chocolate lovers. They are best served in the same day after filling to be able to enjoy the delicate crispy texture of choux pastry in combination with the creamy pastry cream.
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Experience the magic of éclairs, boasting an irresistible combination of light pastry shells, creamy fillings that will make your taste buds dance with delight.

Vanilla Eclairs
Vanilla Eclairs
Eclairs are a great French dessert, made from choux pastry, filled with cream and then topped usually with fondant icing. For topping there are many variations, but making a simple and quick chocolate ganache seemed just perfect for me.
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Vanilla Raspberry Mini Eclairs
Vanilla Raspberry Mini Eclairs
These Vanilla Raspberry Mini Eclairs are delectable bite-sized pastries that combine the timeless flavors of creamy vanilla and tangy raspberry. These elegant treats feature delicate choux pastry shells, filled with a luscious vanilla pastry cream and homemade raspberry jam.
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Savory Choux Pastry Recipes

Picture delicate gougères with an intense cheese flavor, a delightful companion to your next gathering.

cheese puffs
Cheese Puffs-Gougères
Cheese Puffs – Gougères – light and fluffy appetizer, big hole inside, intense cheese taste. They are amazingly delicious and will literally be gone in seconds.
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Innovative choux pastry recipes

Immerse yourself in a symphony of flavors with our innovative creations. Delight with our amazing profiterole cake. It consists of a moist cocoa brownie at the bottom, topped with chocolate mousse and cream cheese frosting filled profiteroles. 

Profiterole Cake
Profiterole Cake
This Profiterole Cake is a rich decadent impressive dessert that will satisfy the cravings of chocolate and profiterole lovers alike. This delightful cake is made with a moist and chocolatey brownie base, topped with a heavenly combination of chocolate mousse and cream cheese frosting-filled profiteroles. The entire cake is then coated in a smooth chocolate glaze, resulting in a dessert that is both visually stunning and easy to prepare.
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Indulge in the ultimate chocolate lover’s dream with our exquisite Chocolate Eclair Cake. It features two layers of fluffy chocolate choux pastry, sandwiched together with a delightful chocolate cream filling.

Chocolate Eclair Cake - Chocolate Karpatka
Chocolate Eclair Cake – Chocolate Karpatka
This Chocolate Eclair Cake features two layers of fluffy chocolate choux pastry, sandwiched together with a generous silky smooth chocolate cream filling. This dessert is a chocoholic's dream.
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Try this irresistible Vanilla Eclair Cake made with two layers of choux pastry filled with a delicate vanilla cream.

Eclair Cake - Karpatka - Polish Carpathian Mountain Cream Cake
Eclair Cake – Karpatka – Polish Carpathian Mountain Cream Cake
Karpatka – Eclair Cake, also known as Polish Carpathian Mountain Cream Cake, is a delightful dessert that has captured the hearts of pastry lovers around the world. This cake is essentially a giant cream puff or eclair, made up of two layers of choux pastry that are filled with a generous amount of vanilla cream
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Croque en Bouche – Croquembouche

Explore the artistry of Croque en Bouche (Croquembouche), a magnificent French dessert. It consists of a towering pyramid of golden caramelized profiteroles.

Croque en Bouche or Croquembouche
Croque en Bouche or Croquembouche
I have always loved Croque en Bouche, also known as Croquembouche, the famous French dessert that always makes quite an impression wherever it is served and seems so intimidating to prepare. It’s an impressive dessert that is perfect for Christmas or New Year’s Eve though it is also served at weddings or other special occasions during the year.
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Experience the indulgent allure of Paris Brest, a classic French pastry featuring a ring of light and flaky choux pastry filled with a velvety praline cream. Named after the iconic bicycle race, this exquisite dessert offers a perfect balance of textures and flavors. Its delicate pastry encases a rich and nutty cream.

Paris-Brest main image
Paris-Brest is made from a ring of choux pastry filled with praline mousseline cream and decorated with flaked almonds and powdered sugar, imitating the shape of the bicycle wheel. It is obviously a high calorie dessert that gave energy to riders, soon became very popular and now is a dessert known worldwide.
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Whether you’re an experienced baker or just starting your pastry journey, this collection provides comprehensive recipes to mastering the art of choux pastry. With detailed instructions and helpful tips, you’ll be able to create these delectable treats with confidence.

Get ready to elevate your baking skills and embark on a culinary adventure with our collection of 10 choux pastry recipes. Each creation promises to mesmerize your senses and transport you to a world of pastry perfection. Hope you will try each of these recipes. If you do, make sure to share the photos with me on Instagram. Enjoy!

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