Recipe with step-by-step photos for Chouquettes, which are French cream puffs (or pastry puffs) sprinkled with pearl sugar or chocolate chips. They are a delicious bite-sized snack made from choux pastry.
USING PEARL SUGAR
Pearl sugar is commonly used in breads and pastries in Europe and is generally widely available in continental Europe. For all other countries, check your local specialty stores. Some Ikea stores also stock pearl sugar. If you can’t find pearl sugar, crushed white sugar cubes will create a similar effect.
These chouquettes are best eaten on the same day they are made when they are still crispy. If you have some leftover chouquettes, you can warm them up in the oven for a few minutes to become crispy again.
All recipes on this website state temperatures for a regular oven (i.e. a conventional oven without fan). If you have a convection oven with a fan, please consult the manufacturer’s handbook on how to adjust the temperature and baking time accordingly.
To convert from cups to grams, and vice-versa, please see this handy Conversion Chart for Basic Ingredients.