|see? various shapes..some look like siew pau and heong peang|
Here i am using the previous Chocolate Eclairs choux recipe which i made them last year and made a simple filling with some flaked tuna and some leftover cream cheese. I didnt use a piping bag to pipe the paste, was just using two spoons to drop the paste onto the baking mat. Some of the puffs did got out of shape as i think i didnt shape them properly using my fingers. I know, i know, some of you will say never mind la, as long as it's tasty...yes! doesnt matter ! :D
40gms salted butter, softened and chopped
70gms plain flour ( sifted )
100gms eggs , at room temperature whisked together
1.Combine milk, butter and sugar in a pot. Heat the mixture over medium high heat , stirring it with a wooden spoon and bring to a boil. The mixture should be boiling and bubbling until the layer of butter is no longer floating at the top.
2.Add in the flour all at once, turn off the heat and stir quickly with a wooden spoon. Turn on the heat to medium low and continue mixing with the wooden spoon until mixture turns into a soft dough and that you can see a layer of dough at the bottom of the pot. Remove from heat and allow dough to cool down a little before adding in the eggs.Once cooled down a little, add the eggs little by little to ensure the dough absorbs the eggs fully. The dough will seem to separate but will come to a smooth paste and piping consistency.
3.Using a spoon, scoop some paste onto the baking paper or silicon mat or pipe the pastry using a piping bag, bake at a preheated oven at 200C for 20 minutes, reduce the heat to 175C and bake further for 20 minutes till the puff is golden brown and well risen. Turn off the oven and let the puffs sit in the oven for further 10-15 minutes. Remove from oven and let the cool completely before putting in the filling.
Tuna filling ( mix them all together )
4tbsp canned tuna, drained
85 gm cream cheese
1tbsp dijon mustard
1 small onion, chopped
some scallions, chopped
I am submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #34: Choux Party ( August 2013 ) hosted by Jasline of Foodie Baker