Caramel Choux Rings recipe

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Sometimes I get a craving for a yummy fresh cream-filled treat, and today was one of those days. Normally I’d quickly bake up a Victoria sponge and cram it with cream and strawberries, but today I wanted something lighter. I love making choux pastry. There’s something strangely satisfying about watching something pale and flat puff up into a golden cloud of scrumptiousness. I’ve tried a few different recipes, but this one is my favourite.


50g chilled butter

150 ml cold water

65g plain flour, sieved twice

2 large eggs, beaten

  • Preheat oven to 200C or 180C fan oven. Grease and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. (Greasing the sheet keeps the paper nicely in place. Do not grease the top of the paper).
  • Put the butter and water in a medium-sized saucepan, and place on a medium heat until the butter has melted. Let it come to a boil, then remove from the heat.
  • Quickly add the flour all in one go and beat vigorously with a wooden spoon until the mixture forms a soft ball and doesn’t stick to the sides of the pan. It will look something like this:

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  • Leave to cool for 5 minutes. This is important or you will end up with a scrambled egg mixture in the next part!
  • Gradually add the beaten eggs, using a balloon whisk to mix well after each addition. It will end up looking like this:


  • You can use this pastry mixture any way you want… spoon small mounds on to the baking sheet to make profiteroles, or pipe lines to make eclairs. I used a large round nozzle to pipe rings on to the sheet. This recipe made 6 large rings. When you have piped the shape you want, dip your finger into water and smooth down any peaks that have formed at the end of piping.


  • Bake on the middle shelf of your oven for 25 minutes, or until golden. Remove from the oven, cut a small slit in each ring, and return to the oven for a further 5-10 minutes until crisp. This allows the steam to escape and dries out the inside of the pastry.
  • When crisp, remove from the oven, leave on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then cut in half horizontally. Leave to cool completely on wire cooling racks.


You can fill and decorate these however you like, but the usual filling is whipped cream. I piped whipped cream into mine, spread a delicious caramel icing on top, and sprinkled butterscotch pieces (available from Asda) liberally on the icing. The icing was a quick and easy caramel sauce mixed with sieved icing sugar.

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They would be just as delicious with chocolate on top or any flavoured icing.


I’m entering these Choux Rings into the May 2015 Perfecting Patisserie Blogging Challenge, which is hosted by Lucy at BakingQueen74Β and Kevin at The Crafty Larder.

11 thoughts on “Caramel Choux Rings recipe

    • Thanks Lucy. They didn’t last long!! Thank you for inviting me to join the #perfectingpatisserie challenges. I’m going to enjoy these 😊 xx


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