The grandma chouquettes are puffed pastries made from choux pastry (water, milk, butter, flour, sugar, eggs and salt), sprinkled with granulated sugar.
The origin of choux pastry dates back to the 1540th century. Its invention is attributed around XNUMX, to the Italian pastry chef Popelini, part of the suite of Queen Catherine de Medici. He was baking a cake the Popelin made from a dough dried on the fire called "hot dough".
Easy to make, tasty, they are ideal as a snack during the day.
|Level of difficulty: easy|
|Preparation time : 20 min|
|Rest time : -|
|Cooking time : 30 min|
|Total time : 50 min|
|Ingredients: about 35 chouquettes|
|250 ml of water|
|110 g butter|
|140 g flour|
|4 g salt|
|8 g sugar|
|pearl or granulated sugar|
- Preheat the oven to 170 ° C in static mode.
- In a saucepan, add the mixture of water, butter, sugar and salt and bring to a boil over medium heat.
- Off the heat, pour in the flour all at once.
- Mix with a spoon or a whisk until the dough comes off the sides of the pan, then return the pan to the heat (medium) and stir for 1 or 2 min to dry out the dough.
- Remove the dough from the heat and pour into a bowl.
- Add and incorporate the eggs one after the other.
- Once the dough is ready, put in a round pastry bag (12 mm).
- Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Form dough balls about 3 cm in diameter and space at a distance of about 4 to 5 cm.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
- Cook for about 30 min.
- Go out and let cool.
- Serve and enjoy!