pate a choux

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Definition of 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

Examples of pate a choux in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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First Known Use of pate a choux

1847, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pate a choux

borrowed from French pâte à choux — more at choux pastry

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“Pate a choux.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Oct. 2021.

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