Last February for Léon's 3rd birthday party, I brought some chouquettes at school to celebrate. Maybe you remember that post. Everybody, adults and children loved them and asked me the recipe. Same thing when we celebrated at the Randall Museum. I made 80 chouquettes and they all disappeared super fast!
Oh... Good news! It is REALLY simple to make.
All you need for 20 / 25 chouquettes is:
- 1/4 L of water
- 100g / 0.2 lbs of butter
- 150g / 0.33 lbs of flour
- 3 eggs
- 1 big spoon of sugar
- 1 bag of vanilla sugar (If I don't have one I just add some drops of Mexican vanilla that I always have at home)
- A big pinch of salt
- 1 bag of baking powder. (You can probably use the american traditional baking powder but I will highly recommend to use THE one and the unique baking powder I heart. Of course a French one: Alsa baking powder!! Easy to find on Amazon here.)
- Pearl sugar. (This is the only tricky part of the recipe: buy the pearl sugar. As far as I know there is only one spot in the US where you can buy it: L'Epicerie, based in NYC. Don't even try to buy other kind of pearl sugar, this absolutely won't be the same. But the good think is that if you buy one bag at L'Epicerie you'll be able to make maybe two dozen time this recipe... and you can store it for long)
Boil the water and butter together. Add in one shot, the flour, sugar, salt vanilla sugar and baking powder. Turn until it comes off the edge of the pan and it forms a ball in the middle. Cool slightly. Add the eggs one by one. On a baking parchment paper create little scoops with a spoon or with a funnel that you can create with a ziploc by cutting one of the corner. Let the chouquettes in the oven 15-20 minutes at 410F or 210C.
Most of the time I double the ingredients of the recipe because at home we eat the 20 chouquettes too fast.
Let me know if you make it! It's really easy I promise!
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