Ham choux buns - France

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Ingredients

Makes about 60 pieces:

300 g sifted white flour

200 g butter

30 g sugar

6 eggs

1/2 litre water

1/2 tsp salt

For the filling:

150 g ham

100 g Parmigiano Reggiano

50 g goat's cheese

salt

chopped thyme

Preparation

Sift the flour and cut the butter into small cubes. In a saucepan, heat the water with the butter and a pinch of salt. As soon as it starts to boil, remove the pan from the heat and immediately put in all the flour stirring vigorously with a wooden spoon. Cook the mixture until it detaches from the sides of the saucepan. Pour it into a bowl and let it cool. When the mixture is cool, stir in the eggs, one at a time, then add salt and pepper. On a baking tray lined with parchment paper, make small mounds well spaced from each another. Bake the buns in the oven at 170°C for 30 minutes. Blend the Parmigiano Reggiano and the ham cubes in a food processor to obtain a smooth mixture. On the side, whisk the butter until frothy (to do so easily you should leave the butter to rest for at least one hour at room temperature). Add the ham and cheese, a pinch of salt and thyme. Gently fill the choux buns using a pastry bag with a long narrow tip. Serve the buns in a pyramid or each in their individual paper ramekin.

Recipe byTiziana Colombo

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