Let's Review Pâte à ChouxPatachoux - the art of cream puffs and eclairs!
Join us as our host Dan DaRocha and Austin Archdeacon, an experienced baker and product demonstrator at Erika Record Baking Equipment discuss Pâte à Choux and the various products that can be made using this dough.
In a large pot, bring mixture of water, milk and butter to a boil.
After the liquid comes to a boil, continue to apply heat and incorporate flour in batches. Vigorously stir and incorporate both flour and liquid until mixture begins pulling away from the sides of the bowl. This will take approximately 3 minutes.
Once thoroughly incorporated, place dough into a planetary mixer and begin to mix dough with a paddle attachment on medium speed. Add eggs two at a time until mixture is smooth. Repeat until all the eggs have been added.
Using either a pastry bag or confectionery depositor, you can begin to deposit pâte à choux mixture for making eclairs, cream puffs or other pastry product.
Bake in a preheated convection oven at 350°F for 20 minutes and lower to 300°F for an additional 20 minutes without the fan. Total baking times and temperatures may vary according to your oven, altitude and baking environment.
Once cooled, fill with pastry cream or ganache with chocolate. Feel free to take some creative license!
Serve & Enjoy
Enjoy your freshly baked pâte à choux. Yields approximately 100+ eclairs or 300 cream puffs.
About Erika Record Baking Equipment
Erika Record Baking Equipment is the leading manufacturer and distributor of retail/commercial bakery equipment. For over 20 years, we have provided our customers with both excellent equipment and outstanding customer service. Our products include: bagel/bread/roll slicers, bread and roll systems, cake slicers, cookie presses, depositors, divider/rounders, mixers, sheeters/makeup tables, ovens, and more! For more information please visit: www.erikarecord.com.
If you are interested in any of the equipment depicted in today’s episode of Baker’s Insight, please click below to learn more, or call our sales office at: 800.682.8203.