Basic Choux Pastry Dough Recipe

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  • 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 8 medium pastries (8 servings)
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This versatile pastry dough can be used in profiteroles, éclairs, and religieuses.

What You'll Need

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

How to Make It

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter in the water. Add salt and flour, and stir until a sticky batter is formed. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, until the batter is smooth.

Makes enough dough for 8 medium-sized pastries.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 192
Total Fat 16 g
Saturated Fat 8 g
Unsaturated Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 135 mg
Sodium 218 mg
Carbohydrates 8 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 5 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)