Saturday, 15 September 2012

LOW CALORIE LE CHOUX BUNS

Le choux is a French bun which means "cabbage". It is called so because of it's resemblance to a cabbage. This buns are very famous in France to make Croquembouche. The fact that it has lot of butter and eggs doesn't make me really happy. I tried to make this buns according to my healthy version. I replaced butter with corn oil, used brown wheat flour and cut down the number of eggs as well. Trust me it came out very well. I have also added chopped coriander leaves, cumin seeds and garlic. This buns are a good choice for dinner. Very easy and quick to prepare in a matter of 30 minutes. A very healthy option too...........





Ingredients:

Brown wheat flour- 1 cup
Cooking oil of your choice- 1/2 cup(I have used corn oil)
Egg-2
Water-1/2 cup
Salt-1/2 tspn
Garlic- 1 clove
Cumin seeds- 1 tspn
Chopped coriander leaves- 1 tspn


Method:
1. Preheat the oven at 180 degree Celsius for 10 minutes.

2. Add the salt,cumin seeds, garlic and coriander leaves to the flour and mix well.

3. Heat the pan and pour the water and when it is medium hot, add the oil.


4. Start adding the flour mixture little by little to the pan and mix it uniformly until it forms a crumbly texture like the picture below. Switch off the fire and let the mixture to cool down.



5. Beat the eggs and add it to the mix

6. After adding the eggs mix the mixture well to form a smooth batter like the one below.

7. Place the batter(around 2 tbspn) on a greased pan.


8. Bake for 20 minutes at 180 degree celsius.


It is a flat version of Le choux buns. If you want a raised bun you can increase the number of eggs to 4 instead of 2.

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