Fantastic Bake Along – Ode to chocolate

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Happy Saturday everyone!

Like every month, I’m participating in the Fantastic Bake Along hosted by Tracy @itsatsweetday. This month’s host is Tammy from TangleWoodKnots and she decided on chocolate recipes, which was perfect with Valentine’s day. Tami made chocolate peppermint patties but we could all choose our own recipe and so I decided to make choux filled with chocolate mousse. Yum!

The choux recipe is as follow:

  • 130 g flour
  • 200 mL of water
  • 75 g of butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 tbs of sugar

Boil the water, butter, salt and sugar in a pot

Pour all the flour in one go and mix on the stove on low heat until the dough becomes dry and forms a ball

Remove from the heat, let cool slightly and add the eggs one by one, making sure to stir well to incorporate into the dough (you really need to work those eggs in hard, or the dough won’t be right)

Make the choux using either a table spoon or a piping bag (I used a zip lock back with one of the corners cut)

Bake at 180°C for 25-30 min or until golden

Making choux might sound a bit hard but it is actually simpler than it seems, and I was super pleased with the result.

The chocolate mousse recipe on the other hand is actually so easy and probably fail proof!

You will need:

  • 100 g chocolate (dark or milk, I used dark for my recipe)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbs of sugar

Melt the chocolate (you can do it in a bowl over a pan of boiling water or use the lazy option like I did and melt it in the microwave by using short bursts at max power)

Separate the yolks from the whites

Add the sugar to the yolks and mix with the chocolate

Beat the whites to stiff peaks and incorporate into the chocolate mixture gently as to not make them go down

Put in the fridge for a couple of hours

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All that was left to do was to assemble the choux. I used a sharp knife to make little cuts at the bottom of the choux and then I piped the chocolate mousse into the choux using a piping bag and voila!

Delicious chocolate mousse filled choux!

I would love to see your bakes so don’t hesitate to leave a comment if you have participated in this month’s Bake along. I’m already looking forward to next month!

If you are interested in participating, contact Tracy and you can also follow my Pinterest board where I will be adding all the recipes for the Bake Along.

Please also check out the other amazing bakers/cooks normally participating in the Fantastic BAL

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25 responses to “Fantastic Bake Along – Ode to chocolate

  1. I think I found my next baking experiment! Thank you! And they look absolutely delicious!

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  2. AJ

    Oh I’ve made gf/df cream puffs before! For looking so fancy, they are actually not too difficult to make! I like your addition of chocolate:). They look yummy!!!!

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  3. DELICIOUS!! I love Love Love cream puffs made this way and now I will have another ways to eat them. Yum!!! Thank you for the recipe, Emma! I always enjoy baking with you!❤️❤️

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  4. Oh those look divine! Your puffs look so good. Mine always end up sad and flat.

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    • Mine normally do too, but I baked them through this time and they stayed puffed, maybe try to decrease the heat slightly and bake them a little bit longer next time, adding some baking time really helped!

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  5. Those are perfect for any party tray and much easier than they look! One of the things that makes this a great idea, putting all these different people together makes for a great variety of ideas.

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  6. Ooh!! I’ve heard about choux from the Great British Bake Along! So it’s cool to see you making it here!

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  8. 😍 They look wonderful, Emma! I’m definitely bookmarking this recipe 😁
    All this chocolate everywhere…it’s fabulous 😊

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  9. I’d literally eat all them in one go, I won’t lie I really would! They look amazing, I still need to bake hoping this week!

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  10. These look so good! I’m sad that I had to miss last month’s Bake Along, but I’m excited to see what’s happening this month!I’m also bookmarking your recipe to try later.

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    • I’m also looking forward to this month 🙂 I think this recipe might not be too high in calories either as there is almost no sugar in the chocolate mousse

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