The Puff Pastries (Pâte à Choux) are a simple type of pastry that can be easily transformed in many, sometime spectacular, preparations. Sounds fancy, but once you learn to make pate a choux — with butter, sugar, salt, flour and eggs — you can make a ton of savory and sweet delicacies, including gougeres, profiteroles, cream puffs and eclairs.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Grease a large baking sheet; set aside.
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 4 eggs