I had this recipe since I was a teenager. It came from a Mickey Mouse magazine, which I used to love reading! I completely forgot about it until one day at my parents, where I found my old dusty mag! I can’t believe I didn’t throw it away and still have it! It’s a sign! Next thing you know, I am baking those little gems in my mum’s kitchen!

Ingredients for 28 chouquettes:

  • 250 ml of water
  • 40 g of sugar
  • 125 g of flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk (optional)
  • 60 g of butter
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • Roughly 80 g of rocky sugar (to decorate)


  • Preparation: 20 mins
  • Cooking: 25 mins
  • Rest: none

1- Preheat the oven at 180 Celsius degrees.

2- Boil the water in a pan with the butter, the sugar and the salt.

3- When it starts to boil remove from heat and add all the flour and start stirring vigorously with a wooden spoon to avoid the lumps in the dough, until you have a ball of dough that doesn’t stick to the surface of the pan. Put back over the heat for a quick 30 seconds to dry the dough a little bit more, and let cool down for 2 minutes.

4- Once the dough has cooled down a little bit, add the eggs one by one, and stir well between each to incorporate them evenly.

5- Using a tablespoon, scoop the dough and put the choux buns in staggered lines on a baking sheet, slightly greased. Glaze the surface of the choux buns with the beaten egg yolk (either with a brush or your finger). Finish by sprinkling some pearled sugar on the top.

6- Put in the oven for 25 minutes. At the end, turn off the oven and open the door for a couple of minutes before taking out the choux, so they can cool down slowly.


    • vanessa

      Bon week-end ma chere Vevette !
      Moi j’ai teste des nouvelles recettes ce soir, on avait des amis a diner, ils ont fait les cobayes 😛

  1. Gene

    Bonsoir, je fais un petit tour bien sympa sur ce blog et je tombe sur cette fameuse recette récupérée sur un magazine il y a plus de 17 ans alors quelle surprise c’est la même recette que faisait deja ma grand-mère et que je fais toujours .
    Recette d’un livre des années 40-50 et qui fait toujours son effet.
    recette appréciée des anglais? Anglaise ou vivant en angleterre ?
    Bonne soirée et à bientot

    • vanessa

      Bonsoir Gene !
      Et oui les chouquettes sont un classique inter-génération que même Mickey a adopté 🙂
      Recette très appréciée des anglais, cuisinée avec un peu de chauvinisme je dois avouer, par une française vivant à Londres. Le coeur a ses raisons… j’y ai suivi mon chéri il y a quelques années 😛
      Bonne soirée !

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