1 cup water 1 stick (1/2 cup)
unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 tablespoon sugar plus 1/8
teaspoon salt (for sweet) or 1 teaspoon salt (for savory) 1 cup
all-purpose flour 4 large eggs
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Bring water, butter, and salt to a boil in a medium saucepan over high
heat, while stirring to melt butter. Remove from heat. Add flour all at once
and cook over medium heat, beating with a wooden spoon until mixture pulls away
from side of pan and dough forms a ball, about 1 minute. Remove from heat
and add eggs 1 at a time, beating well with wooden spoon after each addition.
A standing mixer can be used to add eggs. Use within 2 hours.