Saturday, 7 April 2012
Shoe Pastry (Choux Pastry) Ingredients
1 ½ Cups Water
1 ½ Cups Flour
6 Whole Eggs
¼ Cup Butter (at room temp)
1/3 Litre of 35% Whipping Cream
A Couple of Drops of Orange Blossom Water (optional)
½ Cup Sugar
Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
Make the Show Pastry as follows:
Bring water in a pot to the boil and add butter. When the butter is melted add flour, all at once, and mix it well until the batter no longer sticks to the sides of the pot, leaving on low heat. Take off heat and let cool for a couple of minutes. Add the eggs one at a time mixing well after each egg.
Pipe in desired shape on ungreased cooking tray or in muffin tin. Cook at 400 degrees for approx. 30 minutes until it is golden brown and puffed nicely.
Take out of oven and let cool.
Make the Filling
Add cream, sugar and orange blossom water to a bowl, mix with blender till nice and fluffy.
Make the Topping
Melt 1 cup of chocolate chips in a double boiler
Cut the cooled pastry in half and fill with whipped cream. Dip lid top in chocolate or spread nicely over it with a spoon.
Cool in fridge until ready to serve.