There is little more tempting than a pile of warm profiteroles, drizzled in a rich chocolate or caramel sauce. With super-light pastry and a fluffy filling, these irresistible choux buns will attract a crowd at any dinner party. Get inspiration for delicious flavour twists, from indulgent double chocolate or mocha toppings to salted toffee ice cream fillings.
Watch our video guide for a introduction on how to achieve perfectly light choux pastry.
1. Classic profiteroles
Become a French pâtissière pro with our most popular profiterole recipe. This step-by-step guide takes you through the process of whipping up delightfully light choux pastry and baking them to get a slightly crispy coating. These are then filled with a sweetened vanilla cream and drizzled in a smooth chocolate sauce.
2. Raspberry, white chocolate & pistachio profiteroles
Give your profiteroles a taste of summer by filling them with a fresh raspberry and lemon cream. The delicate, sophisticated flavouring is well balanced by a white chocolate and pistachio topping, and you can reserve some extra raspberry sauce to drizzle over, too. This impressive dessert is well worth the effort and makes an ideal sharing dish for a party.
3. Iced vanilla and caramel profiteroles
Try the ultimate dream dessert mashup by filling profiteroles with a dollop of vanilla ice cream. Use shop-bought or go the extra mile with our homemade recipe. Complete this piece of iced indulgence by smothering your choux buns in a velvety caramel and cognac sauce.
4. Double chocolate profiteroles with salted caramel cream
Christmas is a time for all-out indulgence, and we can think of no better way to summon the festive spirit than a dose of double choc profiteroles. The chocolately choux buns are filled with a mouth-watering layer of salted caramel cream, with a slight crunch from sea salt flakes. Lavish your profiterole tower with a coating of melted white and dark chocolate plus any additional sprinkles or glittery edible embellishment that takes your fancy.
5. Moreish mocha profiteroles
Coffee lovers rejoice! Our mocha-tinged tower of temptation is sure to satisfy your caffeine cravings. We've given the filling an injection of coffee by dissolving granules in water and adding coffee liqueur to the sauce for an extra kick. This dessert will keep your guests in party mode all evening long!
6. Profiterole & salted toffee ice cream sandwiches
Take your ice cream profiterole dreams one step further using a selection of sprinkles and rich salted toffee treacle sauce. A colourful party pleaser, these sweet choux sarnies will be popular with kids and likely dissapear before you have time to worry about ice cream melting. Decorate your buns with an eclectic mix of toppings – we tried homemade honeycomb, chopped nuts, sweet sprinkles and crushed chocolate bars. The brighter the better!
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