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choux pastry Line breaks: choux pas¦try
Pronunciation: /ˈʃuː ˌpeɪstri/

Definition of choux pastry in English:


[mass noun]
Very light pastry made with egg, typically used for eclairs and profiteroles.
Example sentences
  • Before we had a chance to order, a plate of appetisers arrived: gorgeous salmon cream wrapped in choux pastry and exquisite mozzarella, tomato and basil nibbles - perfect when you're poring over the menu.
  • I had set to the task of making approximately 350 small choux pastry shells.
  • A number of pastries closely related to éclairs are made from choux pastry.


Late 19th century: from choux or chou, denoting a round cream-filled pastry (from French chou (plural choux) 'cabbage, rosette', from Latin caulis) + pastry.

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