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Feeling Gourmet? Treat Yourself To Some Choux Au Craquelin From These 13 Local Home Bakers

Crispy French cream puffs.

Cover image via @perky.my (Instagram) & @mj.bakeschoux (Instagram)

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If you're craving a fancy dessert, you might like to try this classic French delicacy

Choux au Craquelin is a crispy French cream puff made with choux pastry that's topped with a thin crunchy biscuit crust called 'craquelin' (pronounced 'kra-ke-lan'). It comes from the French verb craquer (or craqueler), which means 'to crack'.

Craquelin consists of a combination of three ingredients - butter, sugar, and flour, and is just like pie pastry. However, during baking, it forms a sweet and delightfully crackly crust that envelops the cream puff beneath. The result? A delectable pastry that's crispy on the outside, and creamy on the inside.

We've put together a list of Instagram bakers selling this delicious French cream puff:

1. Perky

Price:
RM36 (six pieces)
RM48 (eight pieces)
RM72 (12 pieces)

Flavours:
- Earl grey lavender
- Lemon meringue
- Tiramisu
- Houjicha
- Matcha
- Keylime pie
- Ferrero
- Dark chocolate
- Salted caramel
- Coffee rose
- Passionfruit
- Biscoff
- Vanilla
- Nutella

Based in PJ, Selangor.

Contact:
+6011-39908167

Visit their Instagram for more information.

2. mj.bakeschoux

Price:
Regular size
RM36 (six pieces)
RM54 (nine pieces)
RM72 (12 pieces)

Bite-size
RM34 (16 pieces)
RM62 (30 pieces)
RM120 (60 pieces)

Flavours
- Vanilla
- Niko Neko matcha
- Black sesame
- Houjicha cheese
- Passionfruit
- Gianduja (hazelnut chocolate)

Based in Bukit Jalil, KL.

Contact:
+6017-3309288

Visit their Instagram for more information.

3. Vanilla Pods By Kim

Price:
RM60 for 16 pieces

Flavours:

- Vanilla
- Chocolate
- Raspberry
- OREO

Based in PJ, Selangor.

Visit their website or Instagram for more information.

4. Bake By Shanice

Price not specified.

Flavours:
- Chocolate
- Thai milk tea
- Earl grey milk tea
- OREO
- Vanilla
- Matcha
- Blueberry
- Tiramisu
- Mango
- Strawberry
- Pandan

Based in Kepong, KL.

Visit their Instagram for more information.

5. Delichoux Bites

Price:
RM12 (eight pieces)
RM30 (20 pieces)

Flavours:
- Vanilla
- Chocolate
- Biscoff

Based in Cheras, KL.

Contact:
+6017-3365412

Visit their Instagram for more information.

6. Smol Cakes

Price not specified.

Flavours:
- Earl grey
- Matcha
- Houjicha
- OREO

Visit their Instagram for more information.

7. Bake and Flakes

Price not specified.

Flavours:
- Vanilla
- Chocolate

Based in Kajang, Selangor.

Contact:
+6012-6817821

Visit their Instagram for more information.

8. qing.homecafe

Price:
RM28 - RM30 (four pieces)
RM36 - RM40 (six pieces)
RM72 - RM80 (12 pieces)

Flavours:
- Vanilla
- Lemon
- Belgian gold
- Houjicha
- Matcha
- Strawberry
- Purple ube

Based in Puchong, Selangor.

Contact:
+6012-4968201

Visit their Instagram for more information.

9. Little Dough You Know

Price:
RM25 (nine pieces)
RM35 (15 pieces)

Flavours:
- Red velvet with cream cheese (+RM10)
- Nutella with almond (+RM10)
- Matcha
- Vanilla

Contact:
+6011-33404984

Visit their Instagram for more information.

10. Everything Choux

Image via @_hello_g_

Flavours:
- Vanilla bean (RM4.50)
- Lemon meringue (RM4.50)
- Dark chocolate (RM5.50)
- Black sesame and matcha with caramel apples (RM6)
- Raspberry and white chocolate (RM60 for nine pieces)

Based in Sungai Buloh, Selangor.

Contact:
+6018-2195987

Visit their Instagram for more information.

11. Tasty Bake KL

Price:
RM20 (16 pieces)
RM38 (32 pieces)

Flavours:
- Brown Sugar
- Almond
- Cappuccino
- Biscoff
- Red Velvet

Based in Selayang, KL.

Visit their website or Instagram for more information.

12. Nezuko Bakery

Price not specified.

Flavours:
- Matcha
- Houjicha
- Vanilla
- Espresso

Based in Bukit Jalil, KL.

Visit their Instagram for more information.

13. Craving by Bella

Price:
RM30 (15 pieces)
RM60 (30 pieces)
RM115 (60 pieces)

Flavours:
- Vanilla
- Chocolate
- Blueberry
- OREO
- Strawberry
- Red velvet
- Red velvet with cream cheese filling (+RM10)

Based in KL.

Contact:
+6019-3941801

Visit their Instagram for more information.

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