Preheat the oven to 200º C
2 ozs butter
¼ pint water
2 ½ ozs plain flour, sieved
Melt butter in the water and bring to a rolling boil. Remove from the heat and add the flour at once. Beat with a wooden spoon until the paste is smooth and comes away from the sides of the pan cleanly. Remove the dough from the pan and place in a bowl to cool slightly then beat in the eggs gradually, adding just enough to give a smooth mixture of piping consistency.
Pipe onto greased baking sheets in small buns about 5cm/2in in diameter leaving at least an inch between each bun.. Bake for 20-25 mins, until puffed, golden and crisp.
Allow to cool on a cooling rack, make a small slit in each for steam to escape.
Fill with Whipped cream, arrange the profiteroles on a plate and drizzle with chocolate sauce over the top.
A quick and easy chocolate sauce
3 Mars Bars
3 tblsps Milk
Chop the Mars bars and melt together with milk in a bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water, stirring all the time (the water shouldn’t touch the bottom of the bowl). Pour over Profiteroles while still hot.
Ever try a savoury version? They work just as well and makes a great appetiser.
Sprinkle the top of the buns with favourite chopped herbs, ground spices or grated cheese before putting in the oven to bake.
For the savoury fillings try:
- cream cheese and chive
- prawn & mayo
- cheese and spinach
- egg mayo
- bacon and sundried tomato
- pate mixed with a little cream
- smoked salmon pate works particularly well
Now I wonder…… would Hummus work?