Sunday, 10 January 2010

I can haz Profiteroles?

I have never made these before, so to me, it was a huge deal when they turned out well!
I can do basic things like cakes, but have never attempted to make choux pastry, some people told me it was pretty difficult & that you have to follow each instruction really carefully, and some told me it was easy...

I followed Gordan Ramsay's Choux recipe & they turned out really well..i won't say they were perfect, because im pretty sure Gordan wouldn't agree with that, but i was chuffed with them, and they tasted delish.

I didn't follow his recipe for the chocolate sauce or cream though, as I didnt want a runny chocolate sauce..so i just melted some choccy and spooned it onto each profiterole & it set (this way it's less messy for people eating them)

I literally just whipped some double cream and spooned it inside the profiteroles.

I didn't want to bore you with a step by step of how i made them, so i will simply give you a few tips...

Tips I found helpful
♥ Always wait until the ingredients in the saucepan (minus the flour) come to a rolling boil..if it doesnt the flour wont mix in as well. (i found this out)
♥ The mixture (plus the flour) should form a dough ball..it should not be at all runny.
♥ The best way to get the pastry onto the baking tray is using a piping bag, if you dont own one of these, use this easy step by step guide to making one at home.
♥ Use a wet finger to flatten the peaks of the dough before baking.
♥ If you make the pastry in advance, 4 hours before serving, pop them back in the oven for 5 minutes to crisp up a bit more.
♥ If you don't want to pipe the cream in (this takes alot of patience and alot more time) just simply make a small cut through the middle & spoon in the cream..worked just as well.





Yum!

Any other profiterole fans out there?

57 comments:

  1. they look yummy! i may make some today now! bah!! xxxx love you my lover!!

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  2. Oh wow hun yummy!! Well done you :) xxx

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  3. oo they look delish!!

    can't wait to get baking again when I move out :) have a feeling these will be some of the first I try, other than shortbread, i make the best shortbread :) hehe

    well done lovely :) xx

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  4. Oh my god, they look flipping amazing and I want one, now!!

    I have to try and make these, seriously, well done. They look so good :)

    xx

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  5. No way am I letting Mark see this post - otherwise he will have me in the kitchen in no time!!! Well done lovely!! x

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  6. They look lovely :) I had to teach my Year 11 Catering class how to make profiteroles once last year, so I practiced at home first - my family loved them so much I am now forced into making them for every single family party. They have become my speciality!

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  7. Oh my good yes! They look amaaazing! But the bite size portions are dangerous, you can keep popping them in your mouth...but mmmm, I am going to (try and) make them this week, yes I am! Yay!

    Mwah!

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  8. YUMMY! They look delish. I've heard they're quite hard to make but looks like you did a great job :)

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  9. Wow! Yummmmyyyy :) Their amazing! x

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  10. ooo wow, they look delicious :) xoxo

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  11. Well done Zoe, I wouldn't have the first clue of how to make these so thanks. Yum Yum! x x

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  12. I made these once and they didn't look as yummy as yours!! x

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  13. Oh I love these! In Iceland we actually have an entire day dedicated to them haha. :)

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  14. OMG..I could actually eat that whole plate! yummy x

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  15. They look pretty perfect to me! Oh my, how I love profiteroles. Might have to give them a go myself.

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  16. Yay for chocolate profiteroles looking good :)

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  17. Omg they look amazing. I want some now. :P

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  18. i have no idea what these are... but i must say..... i want one extremely badly!!! these looks sooood delicious!!!! u said you were "chuffed" with them... what does that mean?!?!? LOLOL yummy i want to make them!

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  19. i thought 'interesting' when i saw the first 2 pictures. but then when i got to the last one, my eyes got big, and i thought 'yuuuummmmm.'
    i dont know what they are, but they look super good!

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  20. Omg Zoe these look amazing! Thank you for this, i cant wait to try them out! :)
    Well done hunny!
    <3 xox

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  21. well done! these are my most favorite things ever...i used to have them every year instead of a birthday cake. and our family secret is to cover with melted mars bar instead of plain chocolate - seriously good!

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  22. Oh don't they look yummy! Well done! Dammit I really want one now! x

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  23. Oooh yum yum yum I need to make some of these soon!

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  24. Yummy!

    Looks soo yam yam[=

    Love your Blog & you!

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  25. I LOVE profiteroles and these look amazing! I haven't tea yet and these have just made me more hungry!x

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  26. They look fabulous!! I might have to give these a try!
    Claire xx

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  27. They look uber yummy!! I tried making these back when I did GCSE Food Tech a few years ago, and they didn't turn out as nice as yours. They actually tasted like Yorkshire Puddings :S Methinks you cracked it! Well done xx

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  28. These look amazing! I will be trying out the recipe as soon as I go back to uni (and have to cook for myself once again sobsob) x

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  29. These look amazing! I love profiteroles-my auntie is a professional cake maker and I always get her to make these for me! I had a profiterole mountain for my 21st birthday party-delicious! X

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  30. How delicious! Have you ever tried to make French Macarons? I went through an obsessive stage of trying to perfect the art of Laudree style macarons!

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  31. they look absolutely delicious!

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  32. They look delicious,I love profiteroles but this post has just made me really hungry :) x

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  33. They look amazing, might have to try making them, thanks!

    http://emeraldgreen88.blogspot.com

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  34. i LOVE profiteroles! want some NOW

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  35. i LOVE these! I think they are called cream puffs here in the States. Soo yummy. I don't know if I have the patience (or ability) to make these, but I want to go buy one! Do you have Beard Papas? There's one in London, and it's the BEST for big cream puffs!

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  36. Hi i just wanted to say i love reading your blogs =] and that looks REALLY DELICIOUS!

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  37. oooooh they look so yummmy!! well done! ive nominated you for an award on my blog sweetie xxx

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  38. They look gorgeous! Well done! XO

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  39. They look awesome :) all the better being home made! haha, you like I can haz cheesburger? Makes me laugh soooo much! x

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  40. These literally look amazing. Need to get on baking some myself! Xxx

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  41. Wow, those look REAL yummy!! I'm hungry now... ;)

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  42. Wow they look so yummy!
    I might try make some myself :)
    x

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  43. These look amazing! I bet they were very yummy. I personally love to cook/bake, I find it a stress outlet!

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  44. Definately i'll make some profiteroles, u inspired me... hope mine look as tasty as yours... a big hug from México Zoella!!

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