Profiteroles

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Serves: 8

By ButtercupWafflehead

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Ingredients

  • 50g butter or margarine

  • 150ml water

  • 60g strong plain flour

  • 3 medium eggs lightly beaten

  • Some whipped cream

  • Some chocolate sauce

Method

<ol> <li>Place the butter in the water and melt over gentle heat, then bring to the boil.</li> <li>Remove from the heat and stir in the flour. (Make sure water is boiling before adding flour, otherwise a thin paste will form.)</li> <li>Return to the heat, keep stirring until the mixture forms a ball in middle of pan.</li> <li>Transfer to a large bowl to cool.</li> <li>Thoroughly beat the eggs into the cooled mixture, a little at a time with a wooden spoon or an electric whisk.</li> <li>Heat the oven to 200C, 400F, Gas Mark 6.</li> <li>Grease several baking trays, then run under a cold tap leaving a film of water on the trays.</li> <li>Using two teaspoons, place walnut-sized mounds of choux pastry well-spaced out on prepared baking trays.</li> <li>Bake for 20-25 minutes until well risen, brown and firm. Make a slit in the sides to let steam escape. Cool on a wire rack.</li> <li>Fill with whipped cream, drizzle in chocolate sauce, yes!</li> </ol>

Handy Hint

<p>Choux pastry - easier than you think!</p>

Additional Information

  • Nut Free

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Make Ahead

  • Can Freeze

  • chocolate

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  • 17/05/10 19:49

    Profiteroles - so easy and delicious, and everyone's impressed when you make them yourself!