pate a choux


: a very light dough used to make pastries : choux pastry
… the French pastry dough pate a choux, which is also responsible for cream puffs and eclairs.Meghan Splawn

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The afternoon would be dedicated to learning how to make quiche, cream pies, brioche, pate a choux, pastry cream and danish. Anchorage Daily News, 13 Oct. 2021 Among the treats are black sesame eclairs from Instagram hit Tarts de Feybesse, mandarin pate a choux from Thuy’s Treats and kumquat Basque cheesecake from Keki. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 1 Feb. 2021

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Word History


borrowed from French pâte à choux — more at choux pastry

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pate a choux was in 1847

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“Pate a choux.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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