Profiterole is a popular French Pastry which are filled with Whipped Cream or vanilla ice cream and drizzled with Chocolate sauce.
- 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- freshly grated nutmeg, a pinch
- 6 tbs unsalted butter, cut into 6 pieces
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolates
- 3 cups vanilla ice cream or whipped Topping
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and butter a baking sheet. Sift together the flour , salt and nutmeg. In a medium sauce pan, bring the butter and 3/4 cup water to a boil. Remove from the heat and add the dry ingredients all at once. Beat with a wooden spoon for about 1 minute , until well blended and the mixture starts to pull away from the sides of the pan, then set the pan over low heat and cook the mixture for about 2 minute beating constantly. Remove from the heat. Beat one egg in a small bowl and set aside. Add the remaining eggs, one at a time to the flour mixture, beating well. Add the beaten eggs gradually, until the dough is smooth and shiny. Using a tablespoon, drop the dough onto the baking sheet. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the pastry is well risen and browned .Turn off the oven and the let the puffs cool with the oven door open.
Split the Profiteroles in half and put a small scoop of ice cream in each. Arrange on a serving platter. Pour the melted chocolate over the top and serve immediately.
Recipe Courtesy : The Ultimate Dessert Cookbook
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