06 October 2013

Caramel Choux Pastry Buns

I've really been inspired by The Great British Bake Off over the past few weeks and I've found myself creating some new and tasty treats in the kitchen. I've made Chocolate and Cinnamon Whirls, a Raspberry and White Chocolate Roly Poly and this week I've had a go at choux pastry for the first time. 

It was actually a lot easier than I expected which again spurs me on to make and bake even more!



Ingredients
For the pastry
85g butter
200ml water
3 eggs
100g flour
Pinch of salt

For the caramel sauce
25g butter
3tbsp brown sugar
70ml double cream

For the filling
284ml double cream (1 large pot)
2 heaped tbsp icing sugar


Method
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line a baking tray
  • Melt the butter with the water in a pan on a medium heat, as soon as it boils remove from the heat and mix in the flour and salt until smooth.
  • Allow to cool completely then add the eggs whisking until fully combined
  • Spoon the mixture into 8 even rounds in the baking tray
  • Cook for 25-30 minutes until golden brown
  • Allow to cool and slice in half
  • To make the caramel sauce heat the butter, sugar and cream on a low heat until smooth and allow to cool
  • To make the filling gently mix the cream with the icing sugar until thick
  • Scoff!




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11 comments :

  1. mmmmmmm and mmmmmm again! yum i love the sound of your caramel sauce x

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  2. They look scrummy, my husband would love these

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  3. Wow, that looks EXTREMELY good. Caramel sauce looks perfect.

    Thanks for linking up to #recipeoftheweek. I've Pinned and Stumbled this post, and there's a new #recipeoftheweek linky just gone live. I'd love you to pop over and join in again with another fab recipe post :)

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  4. The day before yesterday I was wondering how to make choux pastry. Thanks for the lovely recipe.

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  5. Wonderful recipe for Christmas thank you! I have printed this off so I can buy in the ingredients! I love cooking and baking on the run up to Christmas! I put on my holly pinny and Christmas CDs and dance around the kitchen like a looney lol!

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  6. these sound & look amazing, I think I will have to give them a try, thank you

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  7. Never thought of making caramel choux before - fab!

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  8. Love choux buns, not had one for ages.

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