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Unread 01-09-2013, 10:38 AM   #62565
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Originally Posted by Lithium Flower View Post
I've never had a Choux pastry before, which is a travesty when you consider I once lived a stones throw from New Orleans.
Not even an éclair? O_o

They're just butter,water,flour, and eggs correct? Like, for all Choux pastries?Beignets are fried I know that, but the rest of the pastries are just straight up baked?
Pretty much (the recipe I used also called for a pinch of salt ¬_¬). You melt the water and butter together, add the flour then beat the eggs into the resulting dough to make a sort of batter. When it's baked the water evapourates and the bubble forms it into a hollow pastry as it hardens.
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