Strawberry rings

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Strawberry rings with choux pastry
Strawberry rings with choux pastry
  • Makes: 12-14

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  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Woman's Weekly recipe These delicate, fruity rings are made with choux pastry and double cream. Perfect for a fragrant summer's evening in the garden!


  • 125g (4oz) butter
  • 150g (5oz) plain flour
  • 4 medium eggs

For the filling

  • 250-350g (812oz) strawberries
  • 2 x 284ml pots double cream
  • 2 level tbsp icing sugar
  • Few drops of vanilla extract

For the decoration

  • 90125g (34oz) plain chocolateflavour cake covering
  • Large piping bag
  • 1.5cm (5/8in) large, plain piping tube
  • 2 baking sheets, with nonstick liners or baking parchment
  • Large star piping tube
  • Small disposable piping bag

Sue's tip: 'These are best eaten within a couple of hours of filling, otherwise the pastry starts to go soft.'


  1. Set the oven to gas mark 7 or 220°C.
  2. Place butter in a pan and add 300ml (½ pint) water. Heat gently to melt butter. Increase heat and bring to a rapid boil. Take pan off heat and, working quickly, tip in flour. Beat until mixture forms a ball, then set aside for the mixture to cool until it's lukewarm.
  3. Beat the eggs, one at a time, into the mixture, to give a soft dropping consistency.
  4. Fit large piping bag with the large, plain piping tube, and fill with the choux mixture. Pipe ring shapes, about 8cm (3¼in) in diameter, on to the baking sheets.
  5. Bake rings for 15 mins, then reduce oven to gas mark 5 or 190°C, and cook for a further 15-20 mins, or until the mixture is risen and golden.
  6. Remove baking sheets from the oven and pierce each of the pastries with a fine skewer to allow the steam to escape. Return them to the oven to cook for a further 5 mins, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Slice rings in half widthways and scoop out soft centres.
  8. To make the filling: Slice strawberries. Pour cream into a bowl and add icing sugar and vanilla. Whisk until just forming soft peaks. Fit the large piping bag with the star piping tube and fill with cream. Pipe a swirl of cream into each choux base ring. Arrange a layer of strawberries on top. Replace the top of each pastry, and press down slightly.
  9. Melt cake covering in a microwave or over a pan of hot water. Use to fill the small piping bag. Cut off end of bag to give a small hole. Pipe lines of chocolate over pastries and leave in a cool place for a few minutes for chocolate to set before serving. (Not suitable for freezing)

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 375(kcal)
  • Fat 33.0g
  • Saturates 20.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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