Chouquettes are sugar puffs made from a ‘pate a choux’, a dough made with eggs, flour, butter and water over a stove top. Because this dough is a little tricky, and going even a little off the recipe can lead to a disaster – follow the recipe and instructions to the T, and you’ll end up with the tastiest chouquettes you could dream of.
Time: 20 minutes
- 350 ml water (1 ¾ cups)
- 150 g unsalted butter
- 1 tsp. sugar
- A pinch of salt
- 200 g flour (1 2/3 cups)
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup chocolate chips
Simple syrup ingredients:
½ cup sugar
½ cup water
1 tbsp. honey
1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a medium-sized pot place the water, sugar, butter, and salt. Place over a medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
3. Once it reaches a boil, make sure the butter has completely melted. Remove from heat and add the flour.
4. Mix the flour in using a wooden spoon until it is well incorporated and the dough comes off the sides.
5. Transfer the dough to a mixer and turn on to medium speed with the whisk or paddle attachment and let it run for a few minutes to allow air into the dough.
6. Next, add the eggs in one at a time, making sure that each egg is fully incorporated before adding another.
7. Transfer the mixture to a piping bag and pipe the dough onto the parchment paper in a circular motion. The base of the chouquettes should be between 2-3 cm wide and about 2-4 cm high. Make sure you leave a distance of about 4-8 cm between each chouquettes because they will rise and spread out in the oven.
8. Once you’ve piped all of the dough, sprinkle chocolate chips, granulated sugar, or a mixture of the two over the chouquettes.
9. Place in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes until they turn golden. DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN while baking, if you do the chouquettes will fall.
10. While the chouquettes are in the oven start making the simple syrup.