choux pastry

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noun \ ˈshü- \
variants: or less commonly choux paste
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

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

Origin and Etymology of 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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