Choux pastry pâte à choux, a.k.a. choux paste and cream-puff pastry
is made by cooking milk or water, butter and flour in a saucepan. After the mixture has cooled, some eggs are beaten in and the paste is piped into different shapes,
like a large ring or small mounds, and baked in oven until puffed in hollow domes.
When cold, these chou buns
cream puffs are filled with
various sweet or savoury fillings and served as cocktail snacks, as a dessert, etc. For example éclairs and
profiteroles are made of choux pastry.
See a recipe for cream puffs.