Saturday, 31 August 2013

Eggless Choux Pastry with Chocolate Filling ( For Baking Eggless)


Few months back I had tried making the choux pastries and had ended up with a disaster. The eclairs were completely burnt out and I just had to throw that lot.

 Than with a little more courage I tried them again and ended up with tasty and crisp eclairs but which were without proper shape or colour .

Now almost after 2 months when  I read about the baking-eggless  challenge ( Started by Gayathri ) of this month and saw that it was making eggless choux , I was very apprehensive. When I couldn't make them with eggs how was I supposed to succeed  trying to make them without eggs.

So to be on a safer side I used an egg replacer rather than any other substitute wishing to get the results right. And this time I am very happy that I did not fail but made these cute little choux pastry. Thanks a lot to Shey of justnotthecakes for suggesting this recipe .

Also tried making baking some eclairs. The only drawback was that this time I almost reduced the ingredients to more than half and so ended up with very few choux and eclairs and had to promise family members that I will soon make them again.

For the chocolate filling I simply cooked butter, cream and bitter chocolate and got the most delicious and simple filling.






Ingredients for Choux Pastry :

1/2 cup ..............all purpose flour ( maida)
1/2 cup ...............water
1/2 cup.................milk
2 tbsp...............egg replacer
2 tbsp...............butter
pinch of .............salt
1 tsp..................sugar
1/2 tsp...............baking powder


Ingredients for Chocolate Filling :

2 tbsp ......................Fresh cream
1/2 cup......................bitter chocolate
1 tbsp.......................butter

Method  for making Choux Pastry :

Heat water ,salt , sugar and butter in a pan.
When it boils add the maida,  switch off the gas and mix the mixture very well .
Again keep it on slow flame and keep on stirring continuously till the mixture forms a ball.





When it starts leaving the sides of the pan remove it from gas.
Mix the egg replacer with 2 tbsp water and whip well till stiff.
To this stiff mixture add baking powder and mix well again.
If the mixture is still stiff add 1/2 cup milk and mix very well.
The mixture should form a beak like shown in the picture.






Put this in a piping bag and chill it in the fridge for 2 to 3 hours .
Now pipe small chouxs on a greased baking tray .
Bake in  a preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes at 180 degrees or till golden brown in colour.





Let the chouxs cool completely.







Method for making Chocolate Filling :

Cut the chocolate in cubes and add butter to it.
Melt this chocolate on a double boiler and mix well.
Whip the fresh cream in a chilled bowl till stiff .
Add the melted chocolate to the cream and fold it gently.
Chill it and let it thicken a bit.


Cut the Choux pastry and fill it with the chocolate filling.








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