Happy July! It’s the first day of the month and that calls for a new recipe! And I’ve got the perfect one for you to try and get your fingers wet in the land of gluten free baking. It’s my recipe for Gluten Free Coconut Oil Puffs or Choux Pastry as it’s more commonly know.
In Trinidad these are a real treat for breakfast of snack, stuffed with chicken salad, cheese paste or tuna paste, and it’s something that’s always on our menu.
Choux Pastry is something that holds great memories for me. It was one of those recipes that my grandmother made often and these days I’ve been baking up batches using the same kitchen aid she did over 25 years ago!
Now that is a connection to the past!!
The only difference is, our batches are gluten free and dairy free, using Coconut Oil instead of butter. But the flavour is so delish, and the texture so awesome that you can’t tell the butter and flour has been substiuted.
They are made using the same technique as regular Choux, we even pipe them using a star tip to make some eclairs and regular puffs. With a few adjustments to make these Gluten Free Friendly, you no longer have to pass these in the bakery with feelings of loss. Simply whip up a batch and enjoy!
Here’s a look at some of our puffs before they head into the oven. Aren’t they gorgeous!!
Just a few tips.
- Read the recipe throughly and remember to follow the recipe directions as they are listed.
- It may not look like regular choux pastry, just remember it’s gluten free so it will look different to what you’re used to.
- Have fun!!! That’s the most important part of baking!!