Chouquette

chouquettes.jpgSince we have been living in Paris I have discovered a new addiction to baked goods. Obviously I the love croissants, the tarts and the bread, but my ultimate favourite are these little puff balls called choquettes. They are light and fluffy as they are filled with pure, sugar scented air and they are so completely moreish that it is easy to devour a whole bag of them in a couple of minutes. You find them in most bakeries but real chouquette connaisseurs will each have a favourite bakery that they will swear makes the best chouquettes. It’s interesting that these little puff balls have not reached the international recognition of their fellow baked goods, but if I had anything to do with it they would become a staple snack in every country.

As you might not be able to find chouqettes at your  local bakery, here is a recipe for them. It is from one of my favourite food blogs: Chocolate and Zucchini.

There should be a warning on this recipe: Seriously Addictive.

– Emilie

5 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. Courtney | July 14, 2009 | Reply

I’m sure I would love these! Can’t wait for our visit to Paris!!!!
xoxo

2. oriane | July 14, 2009 | Reply

Hi Emilie,
I just wanted to say to your friend Esther that there is one french bakery in Amsterdam “le Fournil de Sebastien” where you can also find delicious chouquettes…so that is a start of the chouquette around the world!
thanks,
Oriane

3. Amanda | July 14, 2009 | Reply

WE love these…get our London dose at Paul. Kids devour bags (they sell them in minimum’s of 10!) and I sneak one or two when no one is looking.

4. Esther | July 14, 2009 | Reply

Oriane, I was going to say — I LOVE Le Fournil’s chouquettes!!!!!!!!!!!

5. Michela | July 15, 2009 | Reply

I love them too!!!!!!!!!

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