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Using piping bags

Using piping bags

Piping bags are used for all sorts of dishes, from rounds of choux pastry to pristine meringues or potato croquettes.

-Hold the piping bag just above the nozzle. Pull the rest of the bag over your hand.

-Spoon some of the mixture into the bag, pulling it from the spoon using your covered hand.

-When the bag is full enough, squeeze the mixture towards the nozzle to remove any air pockets. Twist the remaining fabric at the other end of the bag around the mixture.

-Pipe the mixture onto a lightly greased baking tray, squeezing with only one hand and using your other hand to support the nozzle-end of the bag. If making profiteroles, squeeze a blob onto the baking tray, follow it round in a circle, then whip the piping bag away.

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How to make profiteroles How to make profiteroles

By Lesley Waters

Skill level

Intermediate

Equipment you will need for this technique

  • Piping bag with plain nozzle
  • Lightly greased baking tray

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