Recipe courtesy of Paul Hollywood
Episode: Paris
Print
Choux Pastry Eiffel Tower
Total:
1 hr 25 min
(includes cooling time)
Active:
30 min
Yield:
1 large pastry
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
1 hr 25 min
(includes cooling time)
Active:
30 min
Yield:
1 large pastry
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Choux Pastry:
  • 125 milliliters (1/2 cup) milk
  • 125 milliliters (1/2 cup) water
  • 125 grams (4.4 ounces) unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons (superfine) caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 150 grams (5.3 ounces) strong bread flour
  • 4 large eggs
Topping:
  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) melted dark chocolate
  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) melted white chocolate
  • Whipped cream, for serving

Directions

Special equipment: a piping bag fitted with a 1-centimeter (0.4-inch) plain tip

Heat your oven to 190 degrees C (375 degrees F). Line a large baking tray with parchment.

For the choux pastry: Put the milk, water, butter, sugar and salt into a large saucepan. Heat gently until all the butter has melted then bring to a boil. Add the flour. Beat with a wooden spoon to form a smooth ball of dough that leaves the sides of the pan, 2 to 3 minutes.

Transfer the dough to a large bowl. Now vigorously beat the eggs one at a time into the dough. This takes a bit of elbow grease. The dough will become glossy. Stop adding the egg if the dough starts to become loose.

Transfer the mixture to a piping bag fitted with a 1-centimeter (0.4-inch) plain nozzle. Pipe into an Eiffel Tower or other shape. Bake until risen, crisp and golden, 30 to 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.

When cooled, decorate with the melted dark and white chocolates. Serve with whipped cream on the side.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Get the Recipe

Gabriele's Limoncello 01:28

Gabriele shares his family recipe for a delicious summertime libation.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

El Rollo

Recipe courtesy of Elizabeth Belkind

Sweet Choux Pastry

Recipe courtesy of Laura Calder

Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Pound Cake

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake

Recipe courtesy of Nigella Lawson

Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Muffins

Recipe courtesy of Nigella Lawson

On TV

UpRooted

7am | 6c

UpRooted

7:30am | 6:30c

UpRooted

8am | 7c

UpRooted

8:30am | 7:30c

UpRooted

9am | 8c

UpRooted

9:30am | 8:30c

Extra Virgin

10am | 9c

Extra Virgin

10:30am | 9:30c

Extra Virgin

11am | 10c

Extra Virgin

11:30am | 10:30c

Taco Trip

12pm | 11c

Taco Trip

12:30pm | 11:30c

Taco Trip

1pm | 12c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Carnival Eats

3:30pm | 2:30c

Carnival Eats

4:30pm | 3:30c

Carnival Eats

5:30pm | 4:30c

Man Fire Food

6:30pm | 5:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

8pm | 7c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

8:30pm | 7:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

9:30pm | 8:30c
10pm | 9c
10:30pm | 9:30c
11pm | 10c
11:30pm | 10:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

12:30am | 11:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

1:30am | 12:30c
2am | 1c
2:30am | 1:30c
3am | 2c
3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here