French Chouquettes are a type of Choux (a French light and airy pastry), sprinkled with pearl sugar. They are extremely popular in France, and make for a delicious sweet snack. My kids absolutely adore chouquettes! I have been wanting to make chouquettes in the US for a long time, but I could not find the French pearl sugar, which is essential to making the chouquettes. Recently, I found that you can buy similar Swedish or Belgian Pearl Sugar in the US, that works great for chouquettes! So happy to finally make chouquettes in the US! Enjoy this delicious sweet treat!
Swedish or Belgian Pearl Sugar is absolutely essential for the chouquettes. It is different from the American Pearl Sugar, and you really can’t substitute.
You can buy the Belgian Pearl Sugar here:
And the Swedish Pearl Sugar here:
Either one of these two pearl sugars will work for chouquettes so choose the one you prefer. I personally used the Belgian Pearl Sugar.
This recipe is from the French Cookbook “Gateaux de Mamie.” I made a few minor changes to the original recipe.