A yummy dessert we all love, but never make! Now we have time to do everything we've wanted to do for a while, try out making these delicious treats for the family. It's not too difficult and makes about 20 for everyone to share.
75g unsalted butter
40g caster sugar
100g plain flour
400ml double cream
100g dark chocolate
Heat the oven to GM 6. Take two baking trays and line with greaseproof paper.
Put 190ml water in a large saucepan with the butter and sugar and keep on a low heat until the butter has melted. Increase the heat and bring the mixture to a simmer. Remove from the heat and pour in the flour immediately and quickly start beating until a dough is formed. Leave to cool.
Lightly beat the eggs in a jug. Add the eggs to the dough in little bits, fully combining the eggs into the dough each time. Keep doing this until the dough is glossy and has a dropping consistency.
Using a piping bag, pipe small balls onto the baking trays (make sure to leave enough space between each one). With a wet finger, dab the top of each ball so that they are smooth.
Put in the oven and bake for 20 minutes until well risen. Turn off the oven. Cut a small slit in the bottom of each profiterole with a knife and put them back in the oven for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Whip the double cream in a bowl until it holds its shape, then put into a piping bag. Put the nozzle inside the slit at the bottom of each profiterole and pipe in the cream until full.
In a bowl, melt the chocolate over a pan of simmering water. Make a tower out of the profiteroles and drizzle as much chocolate as you like on top.