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Profiteroles

Profiteroles

Small choux pastry puffs, filled with vanilla ice cream and topped with a rich smooth chocolate sauce.

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Last modified on: October 13th 2010

For 40 profiteroles, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
1 hour 20 min.15 min.1 hour 35 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
40 min.
Profiteroles : Photo of step #1 Preheat oven to 220°C or 428°F.

Make 450 g Choux pastry (pâte à choux).

Using a forcing bag, pipe small heaps of dough (about 1 cm or 0.8 inch diameter) on a baking sheet.

Round off the small peaks with a tablespoon dipped in milk.

Sprinkle a pinch of sugar on each heap.
Stage 2
15 min.
Profiteroles : Photo of step #2 Put in the oven and cook until choux are golden brown.

Leave to cool on a rack.
Stage 3
20 min.
Profiteroles : Photo of step #3 With a steak knife, split each choux in half, horizontally.
Stage 4
15 min.
Profiteroles : Photo of step #4 Fill each choux with a teaspoon of vanilla ice-cream.
Stage 5
5 min.
Profiteroles : Photo of step #5 And finally, top with plenty of chocolate sauce, warm or hot, and serve immediately.

Remarks

Classic profiteroles, as in this recipe, can be varied many ways: "inversed" with chocolate ice-cream and custard (crème anglaise), "mint out" with chocolate ice-cream, and mint crème anglaise or "mint in" with mint ice-cream and chocolate sauce, etc.

If you like them, you can sprinkle chopped almonds with the sugar top of dough heaps.

It's a dessert that can easily be made in advance, but filling with ice-cream and topping with chocolate sauce must be done at the last minute.

Contrary to most other recipes and websites, I think that profiteroles should be made with small "bite-size" puffs rather than big ones which need to be cut before eating. You should be able to eat profiteroles with a teaspoon.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 40 profiteroles : 3.82 €
Per profiteroles : 0.10 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made.
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This recipe use (among others)
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MilkMilk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Almond tuiles, Potimarron (Japanese chestnut pumpkin) purée, Chocolate eclairs, Little vanilla, clementine and chestnut verrines, Savoury mini-madeleines with 2 cheeses, ... All

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