Ingredients for the Christmas Choux Tree
For the choux dough
- 250 ml of water
- 4-5 eggs
- 175 g flour
- 110 g butter
- 5 g of salt
- 1 egg white (at room temperature)
- 2-3 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon of powdered sugar
- Food coloring (any color of your choice)
decor items to decorate
- Triangular Styrofoam in the shape of a Christmas tree
- Various Christmas decorations
How to Make a Christmas Choux Tree
- For the dough, set your oven to 190 degrees and heat it.
- Put the water, butter, and salt in a medium saucepan or saucepan and bring to a boil. Take the boiling mixture from the stove and add flour on it and mix it until it scorches. When it comes together, return it to the stove on low or medium heat and continue to stir by frying for 1 more minute. Remove the mixture from the stove and let it cool. (At this stage, you can take the whole mixture out of the pot and put it on an oiled paper and with the help of a spatula, you can continue your roasting process without the stove. It will cool faster.)
- Take the cooled mixture into the mixer bowl and start mixing at medium speed.
- While continuing to mix, add the eggs one by one and if it is not in a liquid consistency after the 4th egg, you can also add the 5th egg. Continue mixing for 1 more minute.
- When it reaches a squeezable consistency, put the mixture in a piping bag and squeeze it into the tray with spaces in between and bake in the oven until it turns brown.
- For decoration, insert toothpicks into the triangular Styrofoam, leaving certain gaps, taking into account the size of the dough.
- For the glaze, start by whisking the egg white for 1-2 minutes until foamy with a mixer. Then add lemon juice to the sparkling image and continue whisking for 1 more minute.
- Meanwhile, sift the powdered sugar in a separate bowl and add it to the mixture at regular intervals and continue mixing for 1 minute.
- To understand its consistency, stop the mixer and insert the spoon into the mixture and scratch it with the help of a toothpick. If the scratch heals in 10-15 seconds, the glaze is ready.
- If it closes faster, add a little more powdered sugar to thicken it. Add a drop or two of food coloring to the glaze you have prepared and mix it with a spatula or a mixer.
- After the Choux doughs we prepared have cooled, dip one surface of each into the glaze and continue by sticking toothpicks on the styrofoam floor you have prepared. Finally, add color to the gaps with the ornaments you want.