Chocolate Profiteroles

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16 servings

Medium 75 Minutes

If you’re searching for a showstopping dessert for your next dinner party, you can’t go too far wrong with our chocolate profiterole recipe! This crowd-pleasing dessert originally hails from France and it’s ideal for buffet-style dinners and parties where guests might want to nibble on something sweet. Made up of light and fluffy choux pastry puffs stuffed with velvety vanilla cream and dipped in decadent 72% extra dark chocolate, we dare you not to eat all of these mouth-watering morsels in one go! Whip up no fewer than 16 of these delicious treats in under two hours using our straight-forward profiterole recipe. For added wow-factor, trying stacking them up in a pyramid shape and placing them in the centre of your table.

Ingredients

Ingredients

For the recipe  Chocolate Profiteroles

For the Choux Pastry:

50 g Lightly Salted Butter
65 g Plain Flour
2 Medium Eggs , Beaten

For the Cream Filling:

300 ml Double Cream
20 g Icing Sugar
5 g Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Paste

For the Chocolate Covering:

200 g Dr. Oetker Extra Dark 70% Chocolate Chunks
100 g Unsalted butter

preparation

Preparation

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 200˚C (180˚C fan oven, 400˚F, gas 6). Line a large baking tray with baking parchment. Put the butter in a saucepan with 150ml (1/4 pint) water.

Step 2: Heat gently until melted then bring to the boil. Turn off the heat and immediately mix in the flour, beating well until thick, glossy and smooth – the mixture should form a soft ball of dough in the saucepan. Transfer to a heatproof bowl and cool for 10 minutes.

Step 3: Gradually whisk in the eggs to make a thick, sticky mixture. Spoon into a piping bag fitted with a 1.5cm (2/3 inch) wide plain nozzle and pipe 16 buns onto the baking tray approx. 3cm (1 ¼ inch) diameter. Bake for 25 minutes until puffed up and golden.

Step 4: Carefully pierce the side of each bun with the point of a sharp knife – take care as there will be a release of hot steam from the centre. Put back on the baking tray and pop in the oven for a further 8-10 minutes until richly golden and very crisp. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 5: Put the cream, icing sugar and Vanilla Paste in a large bowl and whip the cream until softly peaking. 

Step 6: When ready to serve, slice each bun through the middle using a serrated knife. Generously spoon the cream into the bases of the choux buns or spoon the cream into a piping bag fitted with a 1.5cm (2/3 inch) plain nozzle and pipe into each. Place the tops on each choux bun to sandwich the cream filling.

Step 7: To decorate, break the Extra Dark Chocolate into a heat proof bowl over a pan of barely simmering water, add the butter. Heat gently, stirring occasionally, until melted together and smooth. Remove from the heat and set aside for about 20 minutes to cool to a thick, coating consistency.

Step 8: When the Chocolate starts to thicken, spoon over the top of each bun. Your choux buns are now ready to serve and enjoy!

These are best eaten as soon as they are topped and filled. The plain choux buns will keep in an airtight container for a few days before filling and icing. To give them a crisp finish again, arrange the buns on a baking tray and re-bake in a preheated oven at 180˚C (160˚C fan oven, 350˚F, gas 4) for 5-10 minutes. Cool before icing and filling as above.

Nutritional Information for the recipe Chocolate Profiteroles

Per Serving Per 100 g / ml
Energy 1051 kJ
251 kcal
1980 kJ
473 kcal
Fat 22.72 g 42.86 g
Carbohydrate 8.51 g 16.06 g
Protein 2.67 g 5.03 g

If you’re searching for a showstopping dessert for your next dinner party, you can’t go too far wrong with our chocolate profiterole recipe! This crowd-pleasing dessert originally hails from France and it’s ideal for buffet-style dinners and parties where guests might want to nibble on something sweet. Made up of light and fluffy choux pastry puffs stuffed with velvety vanilla cream and dipped in decadent 72% extra dark chocolate, we dare you not to eat all of these mouth-watering morsels in one go! Whip up no fewer than 16 of these delicious treats in under two hours using our straight-forward profiterole recipe. For added wow-factor, trying stacking them up in a pyramid shape and placing them in the centre of your table.

preparation

Preparation

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 200˚C (180˚C fan oven, 400˚F, gas 6). Line a large baking tray with baking parchment. Put the butter in a saucepan with 150ml (1/4 pint) water.

Step 2: Heat gently until melted then bring to the boil. Turn off the heat and immediately mix in the flour, beating well until thick, glossy and smooth – the mixture should form a soft ball of dough in the saucepan. Transfer to a heatproof bowl and cool for 10 minutes.

Step 3: Gradually whisk in the eggs to make a thick, sticky mixture. Spoon into a piping bag fitted with a 1.5cm (2/3 inch) wide plain nozzle and pipe 16 buns onto the baking tray approx. 3cm (1 ¼ inch) diameter. Bake for 25 minutes until puffed up and golden.

Step 4: Carefully pierce the side of each bun with the point of a sharp knife – take care as there will be a release of hot steam from the centre. Put back on the baking tray and pop in the oven for a further 8-10 minutes until richly golden and very crisp. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 5: Put the cream, icing sugar and Vanilla Paste in a large bowl and whip the cream until softly peaking. 

Step 6: When ready to serve, slice each bun through the middle using a serrated knife. Generously spoon the cream into the bases of the choux buns or spoon the cream into a piping bag fitted with a 1.5cm (2/3 inch) plain nozzle and pipe into each. Place the tops on each choux bun to sandwich the cream filling.

Step 7: To decorate, break the Extra Dark Chocolate into a heat proof bowl over a pan of barely simmering water, add the butter. Heat gently, stirring occasionally, until melted together and smooth. Remove from the heat and set aside for about 20 minutes to cool to a thick, coating consistency.

Step 8: When the Chocolate starts to thicken, spoon over the top of each bun. Your choux buns are now ready to serve and enjoy!

These are best eaten as soon as they are topped and filled. The plain choux buns will keep in an airtight container for a few days before filling and icing. To give them a crisp finish again, arrange the buns on a baking tray and re-bake in a preheated oven at 180˚C (160˚C fan oven, 350˚F, gas 4) for 5-10 minutes. Cool before icing and filling as above.

Nutritional Information for the recipe Chocolate Profiteroles

Per Serving Per 100 g / ml
Energy 1051 kJ
251 kcal
1980 kJ
473 kcal
Fat 22.72 g 42.86 g
Carbohydrate 8.51 g 16.06 g
Protein 2.67 g 5.03 g
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