Recipe: Profiteroles

PROFITEROLES

Profiteroles are the quintessential indulgent treat. They are dainty, delicate and divine mouthfuls of choux buns filled with cream. So if you want something chocolatey to impress someone special, then give these cream puffs a go.

Ingredients

  • 250 ml cold water
  • 100 g butter, diced
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 125 g plain flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 100 g raspberries
  • 200 g double cream
  • 50 g dusting icing sugar
  • 200 g white chocolate
preheat oven

Step 1

Preheat Oven

Preheat the oven to 210°C.

melt butter water salt

Step 2

Melt Butter Water Salt

Measure the water, butter and salt into a small pan and bring gently to a simmer.

add flour to make paste

Step 3

Add Flour To Make Paste

Dump in the flour and beat until a paste forms. Keep the paste and pan over the heat and keep beating until it forms a smooth dough that comes away from the sides of the pan.

beat in eggs

Step 4

Beat In Eggs

Remove from the heat and transfer to a cold bowl, keep beating to cool it down. Crack in the eggs one at a time and mix well, not adding another until the previous is fully incorporated.

pipe choux pastry mix

Step 5

Pipe Choux Pastry Mix

Put the mixture into a piping bag and squeeze out small rounds onto a greaseproof lined baking tray. They should be all the same size. Use a damp finger to push down any spikes in the rounds

bake

Step 6

Bake

Bake for 15 minutes until puffed up, golden and dried out. Then allow to cool.

make raspberry puree

Step 7

Make Raspberry Puree

Blitz the raspberries to a puree and/or push through a sieve to remove the seeds.

whip cream and add puree

Step 8

Whip Cream And Add Puree

Whisk the cream to stiff peaks and fold through enough icing sugar to sweeten to your liking. Stir in the raspberry puree and then transfer the pink cream into a piping bag.

melt chocolate

Step 9

Melt Chocolate

Melt the chocolate gently in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.

pipe cream

Step 10

Pipe Cream

Poke a hole in each of the cooled profiteroles and pipe the pink cream in.

serve with chocolate

Step 11

Serve With Chocolate

Arrange several on a plate and drizzle with melted white chocolate or dunk each one into the melted chocolate individually. Garnish with fresh mint and whole raspberries, then tuck in with someone special.

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