Thursday, January 24, 2008

Profiteroles


Cook time 40 mins,
makes 6 servings
Preheat oven 425F










1 cup milk
I stick unsalted butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
4 Large eggs
1/2 cup heavy cream
12 oz dark chocolate
Vanilla ice cream
pinch of salt
***My uncle Ben made these for the family at Christmas, they are absolutely heavenly. Everyone at the table was tempted to lick the bowl of dark chocolate and savor the last bite.
Heat milk, butter, and salt over medium heat. When the butter is melted, add the flour in one go and beat it by hand with a long handled wooden spoon until the mixture forms a dough. Cook, stirring constantly, over low heat for 2 minutes. Add the eggs and stir until eggs are thoroughly mixed in and the mixture is thick. This might tire your wrist, Have back up people to help you stir, or you can do this step in the food processor.
***Spoon the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. The puffs should 1 inch-1/2 inches. Don't have them too close together because they expand a lot. Keep them about 2-3 inches apart. Bake for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned, then turn off the oven and allow them to sit for another 10 minutes, until they sound hollow when tapped on the bottom. Make a small slit in the side of each puff to allow the steam to escape. Set aside to cool.
***To make the chocolate sauce, place the cream and chocolate in a bowl set over simmering water and stir just until the chocolate melts. Do not get any water in the chocolate. This will absolutely ruin it. Set the chocolate aside. Cut each profiterole in half crosswise, fill with a small scoop of ice cream, replace the top, and drizzle with warm chocolate sauce.

2 comments:

phot*tog said...

I can't resist. I'll be making these soon.. they look heavenly!

Wendy said...

This is the best dessert. The combination of crisp warm choux pastry and cold, creamy ice cream topped with warm runny chocolate. Heaven couldn't be any better. And my husband finished licking the chocolate.