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choux pastry

noun

a sticky pastelike dough used for making éclairs, profiteroles, and cream puffs

Examples

Alton Brown featured pâte à choux in an episode of Good Eats, entitled "Choux Shine".

Word Origin

by 1706, French "cabbage" as the pastry is layered like cabbage leaves

Usage Note

cooking

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