Profiteroles (Cream Puffs)
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Profiteroles (Cream Puffs)!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Chocolate
Servings: 10
Calories: 106kcal
Author: Chef Bill Collins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter ((1 stick), cut into small pieces)
  • 4 eggs

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°, and set aside a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. You’ll need a pastry bag with a ½” pastry tip, or see the note below
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and salt, and set aside
  • Place the water and butter in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the flour mixture and beat with a wooden spoon, until the dough is smooth, pulls away from the sides of the pan, and begins to form a ball. This will take less than one minute
  • Lower the heat to low, and gently stir for one minute 
  • Remove the pan from the heat, and let the dough sit for another minute. 
  • Stir in the eggs one at a time, until smooth and glossy
  • Place the dough in a pastry bag. Pipe the dough into approximately 1 ½” mounds on the baking sheet. 
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the puffs are a deep golden brown. This may take longer, depending on the size of the puffs
  • Cool on a cooling rack, and serve filled with ice cream, pastry cream, or whipped cream, and cover with hot fudge, or other favorite sauce

Notes

Note: If you don’t have a pastry bag, use a Ziploc or other sturdy plastic bag, with a ½” hole cut in a corner, and use this to drop the dough onto the prepared pan. If you don’t have a plastic bag, you can use a spoon to drop the dough onto the pan
Nutrition Facts
Profiteroles (Cream Puffs)
Serving Size
 
30 g
Amount per Serving
Calories
106
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
11
g
17
%
Saturated Fat
 
6
g
38
%
Trans Fat
 
0.4
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Cholesterol
 
90
mg
30
%
Sodium
 
88
mg
4
%
Potassium
 
27
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
0.2
g
0
%
Fiber
 
0.1
g
0
%
Sugar
 
0.1
g
0
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Vitamin A
 
375
IU
8
%
Calcium
 
13
mg
1
%
Iron
 
0.3
mg
2
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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