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 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 19 Jun. 2024.

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