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?

  • Zakeleni

    OMG I need to eat those! It weird as i genuinely was going to make some profiteroles soon. I’ll keep your tips in mind, you might see the results here at
    zakeleni.blogspot.co.uk
    My mouth is literally watering at the last picture! I bet the cream got everywhere but what’s better than chocolate and cream!? haha!