Thursday, April 15, 2010

Chef Chuck's Profiteroles


A cream puff filled with scrumptious ice cream covered with rich chocolate. These profiteroles are an elegant dessert, made with quality vanilla ice cream and superior chocolate.

Profiteroles
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup flour
4-5 eggs, 1 cup

Ganache
1/2 cup chocolate
1/4 cup heavy cream
vanilla ice cream

In a small saucepan on medium heat add water, milk, salt and butter heat to boil remove from heat add flour and mix with a wooden spoon till ball forms, return to heat for 1 minute. Place in mixer and cool for 7 minutes. Add one egg at a time, batter should be smooth. Fill pastry bag and swirl dough in about 2" diameter circles or you can make mini eclair shapes or drop by tablespoon on a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper or a silpat mat. Cook 20 minutes at 400 degrees or until golden brown. When cooled completely fill with ice cream and drizzle chocolate on top.
Ganache: In a small pot heat chocolate and heavy cream and stir with a wooden spoon.

14 comments:

  1. Oh my....you are man after my own heart with these. Actually, more like your worst nightmare because I would take that plate and run! These would be delicious!

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  2. Hi Bridgett, We always had the same taste buds!
    Correct, they are DELICIOUS!!
    No doubt this desert doesn't last long :)

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  3. What is this, Chuck? I do "Italian Crostini" and you do "French Profiteroles"? LOL
    Great job, they look delicious !!!!
    Cristina

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  4. Oh my mouth is watering for some of these profiteroles. I would eat all three of those in a snap.

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  5. Hi Ciao Chow Linda, I know what you mean, in a snap!
    Highly addictive!! Thank you :)

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  6. Yes Cristina, I said to myself what am I doing, but this dessert is so irresistible!! All most see and try! I think you and I, reversed roles for while, lot of fun! LOL, Thank you

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  7. oh my gosh chuck, seriously dude this is amazing!

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  8. Hello Dawn, When coming from a "Superior Baker" like you, I feel pretty good! :)
    Thank you~

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  9. Now you're talkin'! These look fantabulous. I think you need to do a video of how to make these.
    :)
    Valerie

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  10. Hello Canadian Foodie! I may do that one day~
    Thank you :)

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  11. Hello, Baking in my Zen, Heaven they were, you know good thing sometimes don't last to long~~
    Thank you for your comment:)

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