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choux pastry

a very light pastry made with eggs, used for eclairs, etc
Word Origin
partial translation of French pâte choux cabbage dough (from its round shape)
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Contemporary definitions for choux pastry

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


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

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