Pâte à Choux Puffs

Preparation info
  • Makes

    16 to 18

    • Difficulty


Appears in
From Scratch: 10 Meals, 175 Recipes, and Dozens of Techniques You Will Use Over and Over

By Michael Ruhlman

Published 2019

  • About

You don’t even need a recipe for this preparation if you remember the basic ratio of the four ingredients: by weight, 2 parts each eggs and milk, 1 part each flour and butter. Or, if you prefer to measure by volume, it’s 2 parts each eggs, flour, and milk and 1 part butter.

It’s a fascinating dough because the flour is essentially boiled in the milk and butter until it gelatinizes and forms a paste, into which you stir the eggs. The eggs make it puff and give it flavor, the flour an