Cookbook: Choux pastry Media: Choux pastry Choux pastry, or pâte à choux (pronounced ), is a light pastry dough used to make profiteroles, croquembouches, éclairs, French crullers, beignets, St. Honoré cake, quenelles, Parisian gnocchi, dumplings, gougères, chouquettes, craquelins and churros.
Cookbook: Hot water crust pastry Media: Hot water crust pastry Hot water crust is a type of pastry used for savoury pies, such as pork pies, game pies and, more rarely, steak and kidney pies. Hot water crust is traditionally used for making hand-raised pies.
Like other viennoiserie pastries, such as croissants, it is a variant of puff pastry made of laminated yeast-leavened dough that creates a layered texture. Danish pastries were brought with immigrants to the United States, and are now popular around the world.
How to Make Suet Crust Pastry Suet Crust pastry is the basis for some of England's most famous puddings, such as steak and kidney pudding, jam roll or Spotted Dick. Unlike most other pastries, which are baked, suet crust is usually boiled or steamed and works well for both sweet and savoury dishes. According to Mrs Beeton, the pastry can also be baked, but in the process looses some of its richness.