Prep 35 mins
Cook 40 mins
choux pastry, chocolate sauce and ice cream. what more could one ask for! Steps 1-6 can be done 2-3 hours ahead.
- 3 1⁄2 fluid ounces water
- 1 1⁄2 ounces unsalted butter
- 3 ounces plain flour
- 2 large eggs
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons sugar
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- vanilla ice cream (best you can find or homemade)
- 9 ounces dark chocolate, best quality
- 8 tablespoons cream
- 4 tablespoons whole milk
- First you will need to preheat your oven to 400°F.
- To prepare your pastry, pour water, salt and butter (cubed) into a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil allowing the butter to melt.
- Remove from heat, and stir in flour and sugar all at once with a wooden spoon, until blended very well.
- It must become a ball that will not stick to the bottom of the pan.
- Allow to cool for a few minutes.
- One at a time, add your eggs into the paste and beat vigorously to incorporate them, turning over and over again still using your wooden spoon.
- Take out a baking sheet and begin rolling your choux pastry into balls the size of walnuts (you can accomplish this easily using two teaspoons).
- Leave space between each ball as they will rise.
- Bake them for approximately 20 minutes, then turn your oven off, open the oven door half way, and allow the choux to dry inside of your oven for 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven.
- With a sharp knife, split your choux in half horizontally.
- Now you will want to prepare your chocolate sauce.
- Cut your chocolate into small square and place them in a small heavy saucepan with 4 spoons of milk. Melt over low heat stirring non stop with a wooden spoon until it is very smooth.
- If mixture is "sticky" clinging to the pan, add 1-2 teaspoons of water (do not over cook or heat over high flame).
- Add the cream and mix.
- Quickly put choux into lovely serving dishes, placea small ball of ice cream in each Choux, and pour chocolate sauce over.
- Serve immediately.
- If you wish, you may choose to pour only half of the chocolate sauce on the profiteroles and serve some extra in small saucers for those who wish to have it (WHO WOULDNT?).