Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The chouquettes of my son Paul

I love it when I'm the help of my 11 years old son Paul. He likes to cook, to bake ... and to eat. The recipe of tonight is "chouquettes", in other words small "choux" covered with small sugar pieces.
Kids love it as a snack. He prepares them for breakfast at school tomorrow morning.

To make them, you need :
- 1 cup of water - 250ml
- 8 tbsp of butter - 110g
- 1 tbsp of sugar - 10g
- 1 cup of flour - 120g
- 5 eggs
- a pinch of salt

In a sauce pan, bring to a small boil the water and butter. When the butter is melted, add the flour and quickly stir with a spoon until it has the shape of a ball. Put the dough in a mixing bowl and add the eggs one by one. You should get the texture of a smooth dough.
Add sugar and salt.
Preheat the oven at 400F (180 degrees C).
Shape the chouquettes with 2 teaspoons on a plate that goes to the oven covered with parchment paper.
Bake for 20min until nicely brown (wait until brown otherwise they would deflate).
Put little pieces of sugar on each of them. Bravo Paul!!

1 comment:

  1. Delicious right out of the oven. A warm treat for our 7 year old daughter!