Choux pastry cookies-childhood memories in one bite ;)
These have always been one of my favorite cookies when I was growing up.
No matter where you buy them, they always taste the same, always perfect!
Soft,moist,fragrant,sweet,mmmmm, perfection ;)
I make sure I know my favorite recipes, that way if I can't buy something, I know I can make it at home anytime I wish. Today was one of those days where I just had to have them ;)
They are pretty basic, choux pastry cookies, slightly sweeter, and denser than actual choux used for profiteroles etc. Addictive as cigarettes and heroin, lol ;D
Try them and you'll see ;)
350 ml of milk
75 grams butter
100 grams of sugar (i used 120 grams)
170 grams of flour
pinch of salt (less that 1/4tsp)
heat milk, butter and sugar in the sauce pan, turn the heat down to medium low once the milk is boiling, add salt and sifted flour all at once and mix vigorously with a wooden spoon until the mixture forms a smooth ball of dough.
Let cool for 10-20 minutes,but not completely, add one egg at a time,incorporating the egg fully before adding another one.
pour the dough into the pastry bag (I used 1M tip) and pipe cookies onto a baking sheet.
feel free to play with the shapes, hearts will be perfect for Valentine's day ;D hint hint ;)
bake at 210 c for 20--25 minutes (test your oven with a small batch of cookies, I baked them at 180c)
do not open the oven while baking the cookies, they will most likely flop down!
enjoy cold or warm, you can even pipe some cream into them (I'd suggest reducing the amount of sugar to the minimum then)
at first cookies are nice and crispy on the outside, but once they cool completely and sit for a while, they become nice and soft. I like them either way ;)