choux pastry

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variants: or less commonly choux paste

Definition of choux pastry

: a very light, egg-based dough used to make pastries (such as cream puffs and éclairs ) Choux pastry is preferred cooked before freezing and filled after thawing …— Margaret Leach et al. I fell for choux paste, aka cream-puff dough, early in my cooking career.— Sara Dickerman

called also pate a choux

Examples of choux pastry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Light-as-air choux pastry elevates the classic ice cream sandwich to an elegant spring dessert. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Cherry-Caramel Ice Cream Puffs," 30 Apr. 2020 The eclair, compact tubes of still-crisp choux pastry piped with chocolate, coffee, or caramel pastry cream, are the best in Brooklyn, if not all of New York. Chris Morocco, Bon Appétit, "Almondine Bakery Is the Only Reason You’ll Find Me in Dumbo," 8 Jan. 2020 In her new book, Hetal's recipe for the Daulat ki Chaat Cream Puffs, with saffron whipped cream in choux pastry shells, appears in the Cream, Custard & Puddings chapter. Dallas News, "3 Indian sweets with a twist from our favorite new cookbook 'Milk & Cardamom'," 12 Aug. 2019 As a nod to the famous foie gras-everything profiterole next door, Canard will feature another famous choux pastry, a Paris Brest, currently with strawberries and toasted coconut. Michael Russell,, "Channeling Paris, Canard opens next door to Le Pigeon tonight," 16 Apr. 2018 Everybody should be happy with the garlic dots, little fried puffs of choux pastry brushed with garlic butter. Pete Wells, New York Times, "Can Fancy Chefs Excel at Fast, Cheap Food? Two Case Studies," 23 Jan. 2018 Bibimbap, choux pastry, cordon bleu and Saigon cinnamon. Ashley May, USA TODAY, "Froyo, sriracha, California roll: Merriam-Webster adds 250 new words," 19 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of choux pastry

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for choux pastry

partial translation of French pâte à choux, literally, "pastry in the form of cabbages"; choux, plural of chou "cabbage," going back to Middle French, back-formation from chous, plural of chol, going back to Old French, going back to Latin caulis "stalk, stem, cabbage stem, cabbage" — more at cole

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“Choux pastry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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