Both Guillaume and I and our girls love cooking together when we’re at home, and this week we were making yummy profiteroles! This popular dessert is normally a popular option among dinner guests, so we invite you to try our recipe at home. 

Making homemade chocolate profiteroles

Guillaume helping Jeanne and Pauline with the chocolate sauce... mmmm! (Photo© France Just For You)

 

INGREDIENTS

For about 8 to 10 profiteroles (we usually serve 3-4 profiteroles per person)

choux buns:

  • 50cl of milk
  • 7cl water
  • 1 small teaspoon of salt
  • 2 small teaspoons of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 75g of all-purpose flour
  • 45g of butter

Choux bun filling:

  • vanilla ice cream

Chocolate sauce topping

  • 150g of chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon of salted butter (or regular butter with a bit of salt on the side)
  • Milk (which you will add gradually until you achieve a nice creamy/syrup consistency)

Instructions 

 

Making the Choux

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/360°F.
  • In a pan, mix the milk + water + butter + salt + sugar and heat on the stove until it starts boiling.
  • Take the pan off the stove and add all the flour at once. Mix until you get a paste.
  • Put the pan back on the heat for about 1-2 minutes to “dry” the paste a bit.
  • Take it off the stove and add the 2 whole eggs. Mix until you get a nice and homogenous paste
  • Put the paste in a pastry bag and make 8 to 10 choux on an oven tray covered with baking paper (a silicone plate is even better, if you have one)
  • Cook in the oven for 30 minutes.

Very important: never open the oven during the cooking.

 

profiteroles choux buns in oven

Choux buns in the oven (Photo© France Just For You)

Next, prepare the filling and chocolate sauce

  • Take the vanilla ice cream out of the freezer about 10-15 min before, so it’s soft to scoop out
  • Start preparing the chocolate topping in a pan by melting the chocolate + butter.
  • Adding milk gradually as you go until you reach the good consistency.

Tip: It's better to use a bit too much milk than not enough, otherwise the sauce will dry and make a paste.

 

Making chocolate profiteroles

Emilie and Pauline filling the choux with vanilla ice cream (Photo© France Just For You)

Finally...

  • Take the choux out of the oven and leave to cool for about 10-15 minutes.
  • Cut the top 1/3 of the chou and fill it with ice cream.
  • Once all the plates are ready, add the chocolate sauce topping and serve and eat right away! 

 Bon Appétit!

chocolate profiteroles recipe

Jeanne and Pauline tucking into their homemade chocolate profiteroles (Photo© France Just For You)

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