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Profiteroles look special and elegant but they are really easy to make. Called a cream puff in the US or choux à la crème in France, they are made by piping or dropping small balls of dough on to a pan and baking into hallow puffs.
Usually filled with pastry cream or ice cream, profiteroles can be eaten plain, dusted with confectioners sugar or covered with a wonderful chocolate sauce or ganache.
Begin by making the profiterole mixture on the stove top
Heat the milk, butter, and salt over medium heat until scalded.
When the butter is melted, add the flour all at once.
Beat with a wooden spoon until the mixture comes together and forms a dough. Cook, stirring constantly, over low heat for 2 minutes. The flour will begin to coat the bottom of the pan.
Dump the hot mixture into the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade. Add the eggs and pulse until the eggs are incorporated into the dough and the mixture is thick.
This step can also be be done using a wooden spoon and beating well after the addition of each egg.
Spoon the mixture into a piping/pastry bag.
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 pound (1 stick) unsalted butter
- Pinch kosher salt
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 extra-large eggs
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons prepared coffee
- vanilla ice cream, for serving
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kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen says
Profiteroles were always a favorite of my late beloved hubby, Lorraine. He usually liked them with a cream filling, but seeing your ice cream ones, I am certainly swooning over them. I'm like you, and always just use a wooden spoon to beat in the eggs. Your photos are so stunning, and magazine worthy! I must make these soon, in my hubby's honor. Thank you for the sweet reminder.
Barbara F. says
These look so incredible. I have never had them with ice cream before, only custard. Your photos are just perfect.
Look so Yuumy!!!…the recipe sounds like Cream puffs….which I haven't made for years!
handmade by amalia says
Wow. Temptation on a plate.
I'm definetely going to make these they look great. And I love your featured teapot and cup and saucer does it have a name would you mind sharing.. It looks beautiful. Happy new week with love Janice
Gypsy Heart says
Be still my heart! I'm with Abbey…this is one of my favorite desserts too! A girl I used to work with made these and sometimes she would make a large one that was decorated beautifully. She made a cream filling but the ice cream sounds divine!
You have some of the best recipes! Have a blessed week ~
I can see why these are Abbey's favorite. These look so good. The kind of thing I'm avoiding eating right now until I lose those pounds