Berry Choux au Craquelin with Whipped Cream

Prep Time
1 hr.
Cook Time
30 mins.
Yield
20
Recipe by: Serena Chiu

Buttery choux pastry topped with a sweet, crunchy cookie crust and filled sweet and light hand-whipped cream. A classic French dessert, perfectly crispy and creamy, that is perfect for any occasion and sure to bring smiles to everyone’s face! Don't be scared by the fancy name - it's much much easier to make than you think.

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Ingredients

Craquelin Topping:

50g Softened Unsalted Butter

50g White/Brown Sugar

50g Flour

Choux Pastry:

125 ml Water

60g Unsalted Butter

15g Sugar

75g Flour

2 Eggland's Best Eggs, large

Whipped Cream:

2 cups Heavy Cream

4 tbsp Sugar

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

additional optional flavorings

Preparation

Craquelin Topping:

  1. Cream softened butter and sugar in a bowl using a whisk mixer.
  2. Add in flour and whisk until well-combined.
  3. Place craquelin dough between 2 sheets of parchment paper and flatten out the dough until about 2mm/0.08inch thick.
  4. Place in freezer to chill for at least 1 hour.

Choux Pastry:

  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F.
  2. Heat water, butter, and sugar in a pot on medium heat until simmering. Take off heat and add in flour and mix using a spatula until a dough forms.
  3. Place pot back on low heat and stir the dough for a few more minutes.
  4. Place dough into a bowl to cool before whisking eggs in, one at a time.
  5. Transfer Choux pastry into a piping bag and pipe circles (~2 inch diameter) onto parchment paper or silpat.
  6. Cut out circles of craquelin topping and place on top of piped Choux pastry.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for about 30 minutes (do NOT open oven before ready).
  8. After 30 minutes, partially pull out the baking tray and prick each pastry with a toothpick to release steam.
  9. Bake for another 5-10 minutes until the pastry is more golden brown in color.
  10. Take out of the oven and let cool until ready to pipe whipped cream.

Whipped Cream:

  1. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, whisk all ingredients together until desired consistency.
  2. Pipe into Choux pastry.

Nutrition

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Information per Serving
Serving Size 20
Calories 132
Fat 9.4g
Saturated Fat 5.7g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 11mg
Carbohydrates 10.9g
Dietary Fiber 0.2g
Protein 1.5g