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Indulgent chocolate profiteroles

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Feeling indulgent?  Want to spoil yourself?  Look no further- These chocolate profiteroles are just the thing! I tend to have a very limited range of desserts that I make, usually variations of pavlovas and cheesecakes. I decided it was time to be a bit more ambitious and settled on chocolate profiteroles which can be a […]


Feeling indulgent?  Want to spoil yourself?  Look no further- These chocolate profiteroles are just the thing!

I tend to have a very limited range of desserts that I make, usually variations of pavlovas and cheesecakes. I decided it was time to be a bit more ambitious and settled on chocolate profiteroles which can be a bit tricky.  It’s many, many years since I tackled choux pastry but I was pleasantly surprised that it worked so well.

This is a very easy to make pudding and tastes good.  Best of all, it looks really impressive when served to your guests

To make it you will need:
Ingredients

For the Profiteroles

  • 100 g butter
  • 150 g plain flour
  • 250mls water
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 medium eggs
  • Carton  double cream, whipped
  • A bit of extra butter to grease the baking sheets

For the chocolate sauce

  • 300 g dark chocolate broken up (the higher the cocoa solids, the better)
  • 50 g  butter
  • 3 tsp  runny honey
  • 3 tbsp double cream

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 200C
  • Grease two baking sheets and line with greaseproof paper.
  • Melt the butter in a pan and add the water
  • Bring to a simmer and remove from the heat
  • Add the flour, sugar, salt and beat into a roux until the mixture starts to form a ball, coming away from the sides of the pan
profiterole roux
  • Beat in the eggs until the mixture is smooth and shiny
  • Place the mixture in a piping bag
  • Pipe into ball shapes on the baking sheets
  • Bake for about 30-40 minute or until crisped up and golden
  • Cool on a baking tray and make sure to split them to let the steam escape
The cooked profiteroles
  • Make the chocolate sauce by melting the chocolate in a dish over a pan of boiling water
  • Add the butter and honey and stir until melted through
  • Stir in the cream and set aside
  • Fill the profiteroles with whipped cream and pour over the chocolate sauce

Serve and enjoy!


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