28 May 2014
Easy Profiteroles Recipe
Who had a great bank holiday weekend? We had a lovely time but it was cold, dark and wet outside. Lets be honest...who doesn't want to indulge a little when the weather is so rubbish?! All I felt like doing was watching films under a blanket and doing a little baking. After a look through some cook books we found that apart from the cream, we had all the ingredients to make Profiteroles! I have such a soft spot for these...they are soo good!
Makes 40 small or 20 large
To make the Choux pastry:
100g Plain flour
75g Unsalted Butter
3 beaten Eggs
250ml Whipping cream
For the Chocolate sauce:
50g Cocoa Powder
To make the pastry, sieve the flour and set aside. Melt the butter with 175ml of water on a medium heat in a pan, then quickly bring it to the boil. Once the mixture is boiling tip in the flour, remove from heat and beat furiously with a wooden spoon until you have a smooth heavy dough. Allow to cool for 20 minutes.
Once cooled, use an electric whisk to gradually beat in the eggs. You may not need all of the eggs, add enough until you have a shiny paste like dough and reserve the rest.
Pre-heat your oven to 200c and grease your baking trays. Spoon the dough into a piping bag and pipe the dough into 3cm wide and 2cm high blobs (I piped mine a little bigger than this). Lightly brush with the reserved beaten egg. Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 180c. Quickly open the oven door to allow steam to escape and bake for another 5 minutes or until golden and crispy. Make a small hole in each Profiterole and bake for a final 4 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
To make the chocolate sauce, heat the 100ml of water with the sugar until it has dissolved. Boil for 1 minute, then pour over the cocoa powder, stirring until you have a smooth sauce. Set aside.
Whip the cream until it's just strong enough to hold a peak. Pipe or spoon the cream generously into each Profiterole. Finally pour over the chocolate sauce and serve.
These are perfect for dessert at your next dinner party or just because its a wet weekend!
Do you like profiteroles? What did you get up to over the weekend?