Profiteroles are a classic French dessert that you will find them in every Parisian bistro.

It is made of a chou pastry and filled with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, and topped with a warm chocolate sauce.

30 min prep – 30 min baking

For 6 people

Ingredients for the chou pastry:

  • 3 Tbsp (5cl) milk 
  • 4 Tbsp (7cl) water
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp sugar (5 g)
  • ¼ C (45g) butter
  • 2/3 C (75g) flour
  • 2 eggs

Ingredients for the filling:

  • Vanilla ice cream

Ingredients for the hot chocolate sauce:

Directions for the chou pastry

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Pour in a pan the milk, water, salt and butter. Take to boil.
  3. When the mixture begins to boil, stop the heat and add the flour.Mix well to obtain a dough.
  4. Put again on low heat 1 or 2 minutes to slowly dry the dough.
  5. Out of the fire, add the eggs, one by one, while mixing well: you will obtain a smooth batter.
  6. Fill a pastry bag with this batter.
  7. On a sheet pan covered with parchment paper, pipe small petits choux, 1 or 2″ in diameter.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes without opening the oven door.
  9. Then, let it cool.

Directions for the hot chocolate sauce

  1. Chop your chocolate in small pieces and put it in a bowl.
  2. Heat the cream in a saucepan. When it’s boiling, pour half of the cream over the chocolate while mixing well.
  3. Then, pour the rest of the chocolate until the chocolate is totally melted.

Assembling your profiteroles

  1. Open your petits choux on the top with a sharp knife and fill with vanilla ice cream.
  2. Put 3/4 petits choux on a plate per person.
  3. Finally, pour over the chocolate sauce on the profiteroles.

Et voilà!