Small soft vanilla filled Profiteroles in a heavenly chocolate cream must probably be among the best there is.
I often say I’ll quickly make some profiteroles, giving the impression it’s a 10-minute task. In reality, it takes about 1.5 hours, but the effort is well rewarded. Most importantly, it’s enjoyable to create and everyone loves it.
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Start by preparing the chocolate cream so that it has time to cool before you pour it over the filled profiteroles. The honey and a pinch of salt make this chocolate cream extra special.
Vanilla cream filling
For the filling, I make vanilla cream / custard that I let cool and then mix it with whipped cream. Because I want the filling to be light and fluffy. Usually I mix the same amount of vanilla cream as whipped cream. Just remember that the filling should not be too sweet because the chocolate cream is sweet enough.
If you don’t want to make your own vanilla cream from scratch, it’s fine to use ready-made vanilla cream /custard in powder form that you whisk together with milk. And then mix it with whipped cream
Choux pastry – cream puffs
Making choux pastry is actually not that difficult. I just have two steps that are important. One is to absolutely not open the oven door until 20 minutes have passed. And the second is to poke a small hole in them with a toothpick and bake for another 5 minutes so that they have time to dry out a bit before I take them out of the oven.
You can prepare the petite choux the day before and store in an air tight container. But you can also freeze them and use them for a later occasion. They thaw quite quickly, just under 10 minutes.
Cut a small hole in the profiterole and fill with vanilla cream using a piping bag. Place the filled profiteroles in a bowl and pour a layer of chocolate cream over them. Then layer the vanilla filled profiteroles with chocolate cream until the last layer which will be chocolate cream. If you want, you can decorate with a little whipped cream on top.
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