Profiterole with chocolate sauce and pastry cream



I posted profiterole recipe some time ago, but still keep making it as they are absolutely easy to make, always tasty and look pretty good... and children are always heading they hands towards them... :)

The recipe is the same just this time I made the pastry cream myself.

What we need:

For profiterole:

80gr of unsalted butter,

1 water glass of flour

1 glass of water,

1 tea spoon of sugar

1 tea spoon of salt,

4 room temperature eggs

for pastry cream:

3 egg yolks

2 tbps of sugar

2,5 tbps of flour

200ml of milk

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

For chocolate sauce:

200gr of bitter chocolate

30gr of butter

1 tbps of sugar powder

What we have to do:

1. Place water, butter, salt and sugar into a pot and leave it to boil. When it's bubbling add flour and mix well for 2-3 min until it turns into a lump. Then turn off the heat and remove pastry into a bowl and leave it to cool. When it's cool enough start adding eggs one by one and mixing carefully. Use a spoon or pastry bag to shape profiteroles onto a baking tray with baking paper. Preheat the oven 220C and place profiteroles. Bake for 15 min then reduce the heat to 180C and bake for 10 more minutes until profiteroles are light brown.

2. For pastry cream, put the egg yolks and sugar in a bowl and whisk until pale. Sift in the flour and mix well. Heat the milk to boiling and gradually whisk into the yolk mixture. Pour this mixture back into the pan and stir over low heat for about 7-10 minutes, or until the mixture is thick. Stir in the vanilla. Cool.

3. Fill each profiterole with pastry cream, using a pastry bag. Or you can cut into a middle each profiterole and add the cream with a spoon.

4. For chocolate sauce, break the chocolate into peaces, place above a pot with boiling water and let it melt. Then add butter and sugar powder. Mix it well and pour with a spoon over filled profiteroles. You can sprinkle some edible decorations or nuts on the top. You can also make a pyramid out of profiterles. Use your imagination!!!

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