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Choux Paste

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  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Boiling water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Whole eggs 4 , unbeaten

Bring butter or margarine and water to boil in saucepan.
Add flour and salt all at once.
Beat vigorously over low heat until mixture leaves side of pan and forms a ball.
Remove from heat; beat in 1 whole egg at a time and after each addition beat until smooth.
Or transfer the hot paste to a beater bowl, and beat in 1 egg at a time.
When all eggs have been added, continue beating until mixture is glossy.oven heat and return puffs to oven about 10 minutes to dry out centers.
Cool, and when cold fill with whipped cream or other filling.
Spread with Apricot Glaze or other appropriate glaze.
Makes about 18 medium puffs.
Recipe can easily be halved for smaller quantities.
Eclairs: Shape paste into rectangles, about 1" x 4" using pastry bag or spoon.
Round sides and top.
Bake as for Cream Puffs.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1548 Calories from Fat 991

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 112 g172.8%

Saturated Fat 64.2 g320.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1087.8 mg362.6%

Sodium 791.3 mg33%

Total Carbohydrates 97 g32.3%

Dietary Fiber 3.4 g13.5%

Sugars 1.9 g

Protein 39 g78.1%

Vitamin A 75.7% Vitamin C

Calcium 15.9% Iron 52.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Choux Paste Recipe