Profiteroles with Hot Chocolate

Profiteroles with Hot Chocolate

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  • Recipe difficulty: Medium
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  • Serves: Up to 6 people
  • Course: Desserts

These delicious choux pastry balls can be filled with whipped cream, pastry cream or even ice cream. The puffs may be left plain or garnished with chocolate sauce, caramel or a dusting of powdered sugar.

Preparation time: 10 minutes plus cooling
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Serves: 4 to 6

Attachments: Flexi Beater, Colander & Sieve

Method

  1. Attach the Flexi Beater, set the temperature to maximum and the speed to stirring 3. Put the butter, salt and water (or milk) into the bowl and heat until boiling. Add the flours to the bowl. Turn the temperature off and continue to mix for 3 minutes on speed stirring 1. When the temperature reaches 175ºF add the egg and beat until fully incorporated.
  2. Pour the mixture into a piping bag and pipe 1 1/4 in diameter buns onto the baking tray. Press down the tops with a wetted fork . Allow to stand at room temperature for 20 minutes, then bake in a preheated oven at 425°F for 10 minutes, then at 350°F for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and make a small hole in the base of each bun. Return to the oven for 10 minutes to dry.

Make the filling:

Once cooled fill with pastry cream and serve with chocolate sauce/ganache.

Ingredients

For the choux pastry:
Butter 3 tbsp
A pinch of salt
Water or milk 1/2 cup
Plain flour 1/3 cup
Bread flour 1/2 cup
Eggs (lightly beaten) 2 3/8 cups

For the filling:
Chocolate Orange Ganache (see recipe in this section)
Pastry cream (see recipe in this section)

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