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Chouquette

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I am a sucker for French food, clothing and style. It’s a dream to visit France, hopefully not a distant one. Fresh ingredients make the most delicious food and that’s their key to cooking. I’ve heard and read about their cuisine and I’m such a fan!

Hi guys. Chouquettes are typically a French snack. Patisseries in France, apparently serve Chouquettes in little bags for hungry folks to munch on during the day. These are very simple to make and you can’t stop popping them into your mouth. They have a crunchy outside and a hollow inside. Lightly sugared, warm chouquettes help console my soul!

Take a look for yourself… Here’s what you need

And the most important ingredient, Eggs!

Yes, I tend to give them importance when I forget to add them to the first list 😉

Measurements will be mentioned below. Here’s how you begin.

Preheat oven to 220 C.

In a saucepan, warm water, milk, sugar and butter. Bring the mixture to a light boil.

Now, add the flour and mix rigorously until the mixture leaves the sides of the pan.

This takes less than a minute.

Cool the flour mixture in a mixing bowl. Cooling the mixture is essential before adding eggs.

Add eggs one at a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition.

This step may seem deceptive, but just trust me on this one. The mixture will not come together at first, but mixing thoroughly with a metal spoon will yield smooth dough.

Pour this into a piping bag.

You can use any nozzle and any shape you like.

Line a baking tray with grease proof paper and pipe away 🙂

Sprinkle chocolate chips on each one of them.

Sprinkle icing sugar on these beauties.

Bake at 220C for 25- 30 minutes until lightly browned.

Forgive the oven for a 5- 10 minute delay.

Let them cool for 5-10 minutes and hog away!

The chocolate chips do not melt into the Choquette. They instead honor them with the most beautiful crown!

I told you they were hollow!

Chouquettes are best eaten warm. Such an excuse to make any time tea time!

Have a great day!

Ingredients for 20-25 small chouquettes

Water 85 ml

Milk 85 ml

Flour 85 g

Crystal sugar 1 tbsp.

Icing sugar 3 tbsp.

Butter 50 g

Chocolate chips 2-3 tbsp.

Eggs 2

Method

Preheat the oven to 220 C. Warm milk, water, butter and crystal sugar in a sauce pan. When it begins to boil, add flour and cook until the mixture leaves the sides of the pan. Pour into a mixing bowl and cool the mixture. Add eggs, one at a time and mix with a metal spoon into a smooth paste. Pour into a piping bag and pipe onto a baking tray lined with grease proof paper. Sprinkle chocolate chips and icing sugar on each of the chouquettes. Bake at 200 C for 25-30 minutes and serve warm.

 

 

So, what do you think ?