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Santa Choux Choux

Posted by: AUI

Active Time

0 Hour   30 Minutes

Total Time

2 Hour   45 Minutes


1Pate a Choux



  1. Place water, milk, sugar, salt, and butter in a sauce pot and bring to a boil. Add flour and mix vigorously. Cook very well to remove moisture. Place on the mixer with a paddle and mix for 2-3 minutes to cool slightly.
  2. Add eggs one at a time making sure they are incorporated well before adding the next egg. Pipe into desired shape onto a parchment paper lined sheet pans.
  3. Bake at 400ºF/205ºC with the vent open until golden brown and fully dried.

2White Craquelin



  1. Place turbinado sugar in a food processor to make smaller granules. Place in the mixer with a paddle and add the soft butter, flour, the contents of the vanilla bean, and the white powdered color. Mix until a dough is formed.
  2. Remove from the mixer and place between 2 sheets of parchment paper. Roll with a rolling pin as thinly as possible and freeze before use.

3Eggnog Pastry Cream


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  1. In a mixer fitted with a whisk, combine ingredients and whip on medium high speed for 3-5 minutes. Fold in the compound.

Flavor Profiles

Taste Profile

  • Salty
  • Sweet

Aroma Profile

  • Others
  • Dairy
  • Vanilla

Texture Profile

  • Chewy
  • Crunchy
  • Others
  • Solid
  • Soft
  • Smooth

Temperature Profile

  • Room Temperature
  • Warm/Hot
  • Cold

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