Profiteroles with Coffee Ice Cream and Chocolate Ganache

Baker Bettie Choux Pastry Techniques, Frozen, Pastries, Pate a Choux, Sweets 8 Comments

Learn how to make profiteroles filled with coffee ice cream and topped with chocolate ganache. Use the basic pate a choux recipe to make these simple shells and fill with your favorite ice cream! Remember when I did that whole Pate a Choux Series on the blog? And I taught you how to make the basic pastry and then we used it to make Beignets, and Cheese Puffs, and Classic Cream Puffs,  and Parisienne Gnocchi with (bacon and brussels sprouts!!!), and Eclairs with Espresso Glaze?! Well for some reason I forgot to share with you these profiteroles made with the same choux pastry. Probably …

Parisienne Herb Gnocchi with Bacon and Brussels Sprouts

Baker Bettie Choux Pastry Techniques, Pate a Choux, Pizza & Pasta, Savory 7 Comments

 Learn how to make parisienne gnocchi with pate a choux, which is so much easier and quicker than potato gnocchi. Sauteed here with bacon and brussels sprouts! The culinary world is filled with countless chef’s, personalities, and experts. I look up to a lot of them. And the ones I look up to the most all have something in common. They are good teachers. Not necessarily in the sense that they teach classes or at a school, but they have the innate urge to teach their craft. I refer to Alton Brown a lot because he is the one who …

Classic Cream Puffs

Baker Bettie Choux Pastry Techniques, Donuts, Pate a Choux, Sweets 96 Comments

Learn how to make cream puffs from scratch using the basic pate a choux pastry. Fill with chantilly cream or pastry cream.  Soooo…. That whole Pate A Choux thing is still going on over here at Baker Bettie headquarters. I hope that’s okay. I know I’m cool with it, even though my thighs aren’t. But seriously, the more I play with this pastry dough, the more obsessed with it I am getting. Check out the rest of the Pate a Choux and All it Can Do series here: How to Make Basic Pate a Choux Eclairs with Espresso Glaze and Cinnamon Whipped …

Sharp Cheddar and Thyme Cheese Puffs (Gougère)

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Learn how to use pate a choux pastry to make this cheddar cheese puff recipe or gougere as they are classically called. Light and airy on the inside and a little crisp on the outside. Traditional gougere uses Gruyere cheese, but I used sharp cheddar here. Any shred-able cheese will do!  I feel like I need to start this post out with an apology. An apology that the week of Pate a Choux has turned into a week two of Pate a Choux. I had posts lined up for you last week that have now spilled over into this week. Treats that had …

Homemade Beignets with Pate a Choux

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Learn how to make pate a choux beignets. The classic choux pastry is fried and becomes light and airy fried pastries. Cover in powdered sugar and devour alongside a cup of strong black coffee! Fried dough. I mean… Can you really go wrong? I would argue not. There is just something magical that happens when you drop dough into a hot bath of fat. Magical and delicious. We’re on to Episode 3 of Pate a Choux week! Beignets! And I feel I need to have a disclaimer on these because some people from New Orleans (or Nawlins) might get a little …

Eclairs with Espresso Glaze and Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Choux Pastry Techniques, Donuts, Pate a Choux, Sweets 13 Comments

 Learn how to make eclairs at home using the classic pate a choux batter. Pipe the shells, bake, fill, and glaze or frost! These are eclairs filled with cinnamon whipped cream and glazed with an espresso glaze! Welcome back to pate a choux week! If you just tuned in, I posted a tutorial yesterday about pate a choux, what it is, how to make it, and a brief overview of all the glorious treats that can be a result of knowing how to make it. Check out that post first then get your booty back over here for some eclairs! …

Pate a Choux and All it Can Do

Baker Bettie Baking Techniques, Basic Recipes, Choux Pastry Techniques, Fundamentals, Pate a Choux, Sweets 19 Comments

Learn how to make the basic pate a choux recipe. This is a simple to make classic french pastry batter that has all kinds of uses including cream puffs, profiteroles, eclairs, beignets, cheese puffs, parisienne gnocchi, and much more!  Welcome to the week of Pate a Choux! Pate a who? Pate a Choux! If you aren’t familiar with pate a choux you are about to get familiar! Pate a choux, or choux pastry, is a classic French cooked pastry dough. In it’s basic form it contains only water, butter, flour, and eggs. It is so amazingly simple but turns into …