Today is my friend’s birthday, and during the week I discovered that one of her favourite dishes is Profiteroles. She was actually trying to find out what my favourite cake is, for my upcoming birthday!
Anyway, I decided the time was right to try making these awesome puffs of goodness again. When I posted on my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/sawitdidit) that I was going to do this, my cousin reminded me that we had made these together when we were much younger!
I pinned this great recipe from Taste.com.au http://www.pinterest.com/pin/26529085279400500/ although I used another recipe for custard and chocolate sauce.
I admit I was a bit nervous, people seem to talk about making choux pastry with hushed voices. But I needn’t have been, it was quite easy although gave my arms a good workout!
Here is the recipe from Taste.com.au:
- 250ml (1 cup) water
- 80g butter, at room temperature, chopped
- 150g (1 cup) plain flour, sifted
- 3 eggs, at room temperature, lightly whisked
I placed spoonfuls of the dough onto lined baking sheets, and used my wet finger to smooth them down. I also sprinkled water over the trays as per the instructions
They were beautifully golden on the outside, but still a little doughy inside.
I made some custard and chocolate sauce while I was waiting for the pastry to cool. I waited as long as I could to taste test them, but it really wasn’t that long 😉 The custard and sauce were still hot and runny, but they sure tasted good!
Happy birthday Yvette x
So, they really weren’t that difficult to make. They look impressive, and taste just as good. I think they will be on the menu again!
Have you made choux pastry recently?