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

Keywords for this recipe:Choux pastryChocolate sauceVanilla ice-creamDessert
For 40 profiteroles, you will need:

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1 hour 20 min.15 min.1 hour 35 min.
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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.
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To eat right now.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,769 Kcal or 11,593 Kj48 gr283 gr198 gr
138 %18 %27 %30 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
278 Kcal or 1,164 Kj5 gr28 gr20 gr
14 %2 %3 %3 %
Per profiteroles
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
69 Kcal or 289 Kj1 gr7 gr5 gr
3 %<1 %1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 40 profiteroles : 3.82 €
  • Per profiteroles : 0.10 €

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Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
Choux pastry (pâte à choux)Choux pastry (pâte à choux): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Mini Mont-Blanc choux puffs, Saint Honoré cake, Puits d'amour, Paris-Brest, Pets de nonne, ... All
Chocolate sauceChocolate sauce: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Like Bounty, Poire Belle Hélène, ... All
Vanilla ice creamVanilla ice cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Peach Melba, Baked Alaska, Poire Belle Hélène, Little caramelized peach tarts, Ice-cream Vacherin, ... All
MilkMilk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Prune Far, Almond tuiles, Lemon Confectioner's Custard, Kugelhof for Nanou, Jam doughnuts, ... All
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  • This is another weakness of mine. I love choux pastry. Sprinkle profiteroles with chopped almond and sugar?? Oh, that would be a real treat. My favourite is profiterole filled with beaten cream with a bit of sugar. Yummy!
    Posted by Raspberries april 15th 2011 at 12:53 (n° 1)
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