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Serves: 8

By ButtercupWafflehead



  • 50g butter or margarine

  • 150ml water

  • 60g strong plain flour

  • 3 medium eggs lightly beaten

  • Some whipped cream

  • Some chocolate sauce


  1. Place the butter in the water and melt over gentle heat, then bring to the boil.
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in the flour. (Make sure water is boiling before adding flour, otherwise a thin paste will form.)
  3. Return to the heat, keep stirring until the mixture forms a ball in middle of pan.
  4. Transfer to a large bowl to cool.
  5. Thoroughly beat the eggs into the cooled mixture, a little at a time with a wooden spoon or an electric whisk.
  6. Heat the oven to 200C, 400F, Gas Mark 6.
  7. Grease several baking trays, then run under a cold tap leaving a film of water on the trays.
  8. Using two teaspoons, place walnut-sized mounds of choux pastry well-spaced out on prepared baking trays.
  9. 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.
  10. Fill with whipped cream, drizzle in chocolate sauce, yes!

Handy Hint

Choux pastry - easier than you think!

Additional Information

  • Can Freeze

  • Make Ahead

  • chocolate

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Nut Free

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  • 17/05/10 19:49

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