After I watched Comic Relief Celebrity Bake Off, I really wanted to bake chocolate profiteroles too! They are my favourite desserts! However I was temporarily stopped in my tracks when my mixer went kaput. I managed to find a new affordable mixer so here’s how I got on with the profiteroles.
Profiteroles are made with choux pastry. I have followed the recipe from Mary Berry’s Complete Cookbook that my husband bought ages ago. To make choux pastry, you will need:
- 60g butter
- 150ml water
- 75g plain flour, sifted
- A pinch of salt
- 2 eggs lightly beaten eggs and 1 for egg wash
- 300ml whipping cream, whipped
- Put 60g butter into a pan with 150ml water and heat until the butter melts. Bring to boil.
- Remove from the heat and add the flour and a pinch of salt, if preferred. I didn’t put it in as I prefer it plain.
- Leave to cool slightly (5 – 10 minutes), then add the eggs to form a smooth, shiny paste. Be careful not to add it when it is still hot as it will cook the eggs. If you prefer soft choux pastry, then add more beaten eggs .
- Put the paste into a piping bag.
- Butter the baking tray and sprinkle with water. Pipe the pastries and brush with egg wash.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 190°c for 30 minutes. (Have updated on 30/12/17)
- To make the chocolate icing, you will need 150ml chocolate and 150ml double cream. I used milk chocolate for my icing so the icing is not as dark as those sold in shops. Melt the chocolate with double cream until smooth and shiny.
- Next prick a hole and pipe the whipped cream inside the choux pastries and cover the top with chocolate icing.
This is my first time making it and all my family and friends love it. I would definitely make it again as they are very delicious! I love this recipe as it only requires minimal ingredients.
Also last year, I met Brendan Lynch, Series 3 #GBBO finalist and learnt how to make Choux Cygnets using choux pastry from him. Do take a look at the post if you interested to find out how we made it! If you prefer to have a soft chocolate profiterole, then you should try this recipe from BBC website. They are brilliant too!