Basic Choux Pastry Dough Recipe

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  • Total: 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 8 medium pastries (8 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
192 Calories
16g Fat
8g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 medium pastries (8 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 192
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 135mg 45%
Sodium 218mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 5g
Calcium 46mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This versatile pastry dough can be used in profiteroles, éclairs, and religieuses.


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter in the water.

  3. Add salt and flour, and stir until a sticky batter is formed.

  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until the batter is smooth.

  5. Use to make profiteroles, éclairs, and religieuses.