These profiteroles are extremely fun to eat, but we can guarantee they are just as much fun to make! The pastry on profiteroles is unique, coupled with the thicker cream and chocolate sauce, you have the perfect dessert. Profiteroles are ideal to make if you are having family and friends around for a party, as people can just help themselves!
After seeing profiteroles on the Great British Bakeoff final earlier in the week, we haven’t been able to stop thinking about these fantastic little desserts. So here is a recipe for profiteroles courtesy of BBC Good Food, what could be better than homemade profiteroles!
For the Pastry
- 50g butter
- 2 tbsp caster sugar
- 75g white flour with a pinch of salt
- 2 lightly beaten eggs
- 300ml double cream
- Vanilla Extract
For the Sauce
- 50g cocoa powder
- 175g caster sugar
Step 1-Preheat your oven to 220 degrees celcius/200 degrees celcius in a fan oven/Gas Mark 7. To start making the profiteroles, add the butter, 2 tbsp of caster sugar, and around 150ml of water on a saucepan. Leave the mixture to melt and bring to the boil. Take the mixture off the heat and add the flour, then beat together quickly until the dough starts to come away from the edges of the pan.
Step 2-Let the dough cool for 5 minutes then add the eggs in gradually using a food processor until the dough turns glossy. Then take two baking trays and rinse them with cold water and shake them to leave them slightly damp (to help the dough rise). Then start placing spoonfuls of the mixture on the baking trays and place in the oven to bake for around 20 minutes. Once baked, remove from the oven and cut a small slit in the base of each profiterole to ensure that they don’t sink.
Step 3-Once cooled, whip the cream and add the remaining sugar and vanilla extract to your taste. Cut each profiterole in half and add a generous amount of cream to each one and pile them up on a plate. Refrigerate them for around 1-2 hours to chill, but no longer as the pastry will go soggy.
Step 4-To make the chocolate sauce, add the caster sugar and 100ml of water to a pan and warm until it is fully dissolved. Bring this to the boil and add the cocoa powder to the dissolved mixture and stir in until it is smooth.
Step 5- Set aside the sauce for about 15 minutes, then remove the profiteroles from the fridge. Drizzle the chocolate sauce over the profiteroles, and that’s it! All that is left to do is to enjoy your very own homemade profiteroles!
Source: BBC Good Food
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