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Profiteroles with Hot Chocolate

Serves: 4-6Category: ChocolatePastryCourse: DessertMachine: MixerTotal time (min.): 55 plus cooling
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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.


For the choux pastry:

For the filling:



  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 80ºC add the egg and beat until fully incorporated.
  2. Pour the mixture into a piping bag and pipe 3cm 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 220ºC/425°F/Gas 7 for 10 minutes, then at 180ºC/350°F/Gas 4 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:

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

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Serving this dessert to your friends or family is a guaranteed win! This recipe will show you how to make the choux buns and the chocolate sauce. You can choose whether to fill the choux with whipped cream, ice cream or try our Crème Pâtissière recipe

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