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 The novel is a lot more like a choux pastry or millefeuille, intricate and layered despite its core identity as a delectable treat. Maureen Lee Lenker,, 2 June 2021 Remove from the oven, and let the choux pastry cases cool completely in a draft-free area. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, 27 Apr. 2021 Bake in preheated oven for 30-40 minutes in the center of the oven, or until the choux pastry shells puff up and are golden brown on top. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, 27 Apr. 2021 These shows tend to foreground emotional labor—consolation, encouragement—along with their choux pastry and kitchen redos. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, 19 Apr. 2021 Also known as cream puffs or chou à la crème, profiteroles are one of a handful of desserts that showcase French choux pastry. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 Mar. 2021 The baking and pastry team event recognizes participants who prove their skills through the preparation of a quick bread, choux pastry, cookie and shaped yeast bread. cleveland, 15 Jan. 2021 Light-as-air choux pastry elevates the classic ice cream sandwich to an elegant spring dessert. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, 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, 8 Jan. 2020

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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 22 Jun. 2021.

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