Rating: 3.16 stars
519 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 98
  • 4 star values: 88
  • 3 star values: 180
  • 2 star values: 105
  • 1 star values: 48

Use this pate a choux recipe to make mouthwatering pastries such as profiteroles, cream puffs, and eclairs.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring butter, sugar, salt, and 1 cup water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Remove from heat. Using a wooden spoon, quickly stir in flour. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, until mixture pulls away from sides and a film forms on bottom of pan, about 3 minutes.

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  • Transfer to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on low speed until slightly cooled, about 1 minute. Raise speed to medium; add whole eggs, 1 at a time, until a soft peak forms when batter is touched with your finger. If peak does not form, lightly beat remaining egg white, and mix it into batter a little at a time until it does.

Reviews (30)

519 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 98
  • 4 star values: 88
  • 3 star values: 180
  • 2 star values: 105
  • 1 star values: 48
Rating: 5 stars
08/10/2019
I've made this recipe before and it's grt
Rating: 1 stars
11/10/2018
Unfortunately the recipe lists 1 and 1/4 cups flour. In the video Martha states 1 cup of flour. Ingredients should be listed correctly.
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2018
Lovely recipe- easy to make and works every time. I love filling my profiteroles with Nutella whipped cream!
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2016
I wanted to add 5 stars because this is the best pate a choux recipe I have found. Great!
Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2016
Couldn't be easier. Thanks Martha, your fantastic!
Rating: Unrated
08/01/2015
Do you have any tips for this recipe at a higher altitude? I am having a hard time with them puffing up without the bottom being too crisp. I have tried lowering and raising the temp, but then they seem to fall.
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2015
Great recipe, every time turns out perfect! I noticed people asking at what temperature to cook, it you actually pay attention to the eclair recipe, the cooking instructions are very well explained! :)
Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2013
Tried this recipe with the cream pastry filling and maple expresso glaze. It was easy and fun!
Rating: Unrated
08/31/2013
the cooking directions are in the recipe for Eclairs & Profiteroles oven temp is 375* & the time is 25-35 min.
Rating: Unrated
06/01/2013
Does anyone know the temperature at which it must be baked?
Rating: 2 stars
05/12/2013
If I remember correctly from the show Martha Bakes, you bake them for 20 minutes or so (or until they are light brown and have puffed up)
Rating: Unrated
03/13/2013
this is the base recipe for cream puffs or eclairs. so you follow that recipe.
Rating: Unrated
02/14/2013
This recipe would be better if it were a complete one; at the very least link back to one of your other recipes...
Rating: Unrated
02/09/2013
cooking instruction, please??
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01/18/2013
Cooking instructions?????????
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10/06/2012
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Rating: Unrated
07/28/2012
super!
Rating: Unrated
03/27/2012
hmmm
Rating: Unrated
02/16/2012
I converted this into a wheat free/ Gluten free ... added Basil, cheese and onion powder... It was out of this world!
Rating: Unrated
03/21/2011
For the temperature etc, you need to go to which ever recipe you want to make such as eclairs or profiteroles. The directions for each one are there and very clear. Just click on which one you wish to make. I just saw the show on Hallmark and it looks very easy. I have watched these made on several cooking shows and I think I will finally try it. Thanks Martha !
Rating: Unrated
03/10/2011
this recipe is not clear at last stage , from my experience , eggs is the important part which should add gradually particular the last one til its texture of dough is soft and drop easily but can hold in shape on your tray
Rating: Unrated
03/09/2011
What temperature should the oven be set at and bake for how long?
Rating: Unrated
03/08/2011
I saw this on the Today show this morning and knew that they would be amazing, as all things Martha are. So I had a girlfriend over and we whipped up a batch. They were super simple and incredibly yummy. My only question is can these be made ahead and stored in the fridge or freezer for a few days?
Rating: Unrated
03/08/2011
Rating: Unrated
03/08/2011
What are the baking instructions??