Recipe 27: As a dessert for my guest in the Halloween night i couldn’t resist to make the Profiterole, but starting from the puffs. Yes i did them too and was easy except for the cooking time that wasn’t exactly enough. However now i will tell you how to do them in the right way.
Ingredients for around 30 puffs: 250ml of water, 100gr of butter, half a little spoon of salt, one spoon of sugar, 150 of flour, 4 eggs.
Place on the fire the water , the butter, the salt and the sugar and bring to boil. At this point take the pan out of the fire and add the flour all in once. Put the pan back on the fire and mix with a wooden spoon until it get thick and starts to create a ball.
Now put it in a place to cool down for some minutes and then add one egg at time mixing until absorbed.
Then pass the mix in a piping bag and create your puffs placing them on a baking paper and leaving enough space between one and the other. They will grow so they need to have their space. Put them in a preheated oven for 30 minute at 150 degree.Never open the oven if you don’t want them to collapse. Check them from outside and see when you think they are big and colored enough. When ready, turn off the oven but leave it in there for around 5 minutes with the oven door slightly open.
Waiting for them to get dry, prepare the cream to put inside, following the recipe here. Place it in the piping bag used before and be ready to fill them one by one.
The last touch it will be the chocolate. Take 200 gr of dark chocolate in tablet and put that in a little pan, inside a bigger pan with hot water in it and on fire ( a bagno maria). In this way the chocolate will melt without stick to the pan or burn.
Just pour it on the puffs disposed in a pyramid and serve ! For Halloween i also added some orange sugar sprinkles…but we couldn’t resist to try it and i don’t have pictures now😦
However if you really want to make it perfect, just add some whipped cream here and there and… Buon appetito!
PS. Mamy che te ne pare di questo profiterole…t’ho quasi superato cucinando anche i puffs eh? Peccato che avrei dovuto farli crescere un po’ di piu’ tenendoli nel forno qualche altro minuto, ma alla fine non mi posso lamentare!