17 February 2009

chorizo puff bites

my friend Luca, official canapé guru, told me how to make these simple treats for a family party, they went as soon as they came out. the children loved them - cooked that morning, sealed in an airtight container, and warmed up for 5 minutes


1 batch Be-ro choux pastry
chopped cured chorizo pieces - remove that paper

the pastry
50g butter
150mil water
100g plain flour
3 eggs, beaten

note: use a wooden spoon
  • place fat in water and melt over a gentle heat, then bring up to the boil
  • remove from heat and swiftly whilst hot, beat in flour with a wooden spoon
  • return to gentle heat stirring to form a ball
  • cool and beat in eggs a drop at a time, incorporating before adding more
the bites

  • stir chorizo into pastry .
  • spoon drops onto a greased baking sheet, I use a teflon mat.
  • bake for 30 mins @180 until golden, there's no need to turn them.
  • cool on a wire rack
  • bake up to three days in advance and store in airtight container. Re-crisp in oven.
  • freeze one month


Anne said...

ooh they sound wonderful, I love anything nibbly!

Gill the Painter said...

they were, & if you find choux easy - some people haven't got the strength - they were very convenient to make

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