Monday, October 13, 2008

Chocolate Choux Bun (aka Chocolate Cream Puff)

Sorry folks there isnt any nice pic for this one.. so here's the ecipe but I have the Ice Cream Puff (improved version) in my later posts :)

For the choux bun
65g plain flour (sifted)
2 eggs
50g butter
150ml water

For the chocolate buttercream

100g unsalted butter (softened)
80g icing sugar (orignial recipe calls for 225g!)
1 tbsp of warm water mixed with 1 tbsp cocoa powder

Method for Bun

Preheat the oven to 220 deg C. Beat the eggs in a small bowl. Cut the butter into cubes and put it into a saucepan of the water over low heat. As soon as mixture boils, take it off the heat. Quickly put the flour into the saucepan and mix well till it forms a dough ball. Add a litle egg and stir well until all the eggs are in. The mixture should be light. Spoon the mixture onto the lined trays and bake them for 10min. After 10min, bake them for another 25min at 190 deg C till puffy and golden brown. Remove the buns and poke them to remove extra steam. Meantime make the chocolate filling. When the buns are completely cooled, cut a slit in the buns and insert the filling. Then leave them to set on the wire rack.

Method for filling

Put the butter into a large mixing bowl and beat with wooden spoon till it becomes soft and creamy. Sift the sugar in and mix well. Lastly add the cocoa mixture and mix them altogether.

(Source: Usborne Kids Baking Book)

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