Choux pastry, or pâte à choux, is a French delicacy and a staple in French patisseries. It dates back to the 16th century, and was named after its unique shape, which resembles a cabbage (“choux” in French). It is a very light, very airy pastry that is literally meant for royalty- King Henry III of France was said to be a fan of the pastry, ordering that it be served at his royal banquets.
Choux Pastry is a type of dough made from butter, water, flour, and eggs that is cooked on the stove and then baked in the oven. What’s unique about it is that it puffs up and creates a hollow center, making it the perfect base for sweet and savory creations such as éclairs, cream puffs, and profiteroles. And that brings us to Choux Lab on Royal York, which uses this light gorgeous pastry to make the most delicious cream puffs you have ever eaten. Here are some lovely little lemon cream puffs just baked at Choux Lab.
They are made fresh daily and come in a variety of flavours including pistachio, Nutella, Oreo, mango, vanilla, passionfruit, tiramisu and caramel. When you bite into a Choux Lab cream puff you get a light sweet airiness from the choux pastry and then an intense flavour explosion from the filling.
Choux Lab packages their cream puffs up in gorgeous boxes; they are such a perfect gift for a host or a lovely surprise for someone who needs a pick-me-up. They also have a selection of tarts and custom cakes that look amazing.
Choux Lab is located right beside Revolver Pizza on the block with San Remo Bakery. 386 Royal York Rd.