Profiteroles Recipe

by greenpepper


Profiterole, cream puff, or choux à la crème may be left plain or garnished with chocolate sauce and are so easy to make. All your guests will think you are a great chef!
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 12


For Profiteroles

  • 1 cup water
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt

For Chocolate Sauce

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 12 ounces semisweet or dark chocolate
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract


  • In a small saucepan combine the water, butter, sugar, and salt and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium, then add flour all at once and cook
  • Beating with a wooden spoon, until the mixture pulls away from the side of the pan and forms a ball.
  • Transfer mixture to a bowl and cool slightly,
  • Using an electric mixer, add eggs 1 at a time, beating well with an electric mixer after each addition.
  • Transfer the mixture to a pastry bag equipped with a large straight tip and pipe 1-inch balls onto a sheet tray lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake in the preheated oven at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes
  • Make a small slit on the side of each puff. Turn off the oven and allow them to sit for another 5 minutes.
  • Cool on sheet on a rack.

Chocolate Sauce

  • For the chocolate sauce, place the heavy cream, and chocolate in a bowl set over simmering water, and stir just until the chocolate melts.
  • Remove from heat and add pure vanilla extract. Keep warm.
  • Serve 3 profiteroles on a plate and top with warm chocolate sauce


You can also cut each profiterole in half crosswise, fill with a small scoop of ice cream, replace the top, and top with warm chocolate sauce.

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