Well, yesterday, I tried something new again. I saw these Chocolate Profiteroles on TV – and I thought “they look good” – so, I gave it a try. To start with, I gathered my ingredients – AP Flour, Cocoa Powder, Sugar, Butter, 2 Medium Sized Eggs, and Water. I put the Water and the Butter in a saucepan on medium heat until the Butter was melted. While that was on the stove, I combined the dry ingredients. I then added the dry ingredients to the saucepan, and stirred with a wooden spoon until it had all pulled together and away from the edges.
I removed the pan from the stove and let it cool some – not totally cool – but enough that it doesn’t cook the Eggs when added. Then I added this dough to the Stand Mixer, and started the mixer. As it was running, I added in the 2 Eggs and let it mix for a few minutes – until thoroughly mixed.
Then the real fun began – trying to create the little pastries with the pastry bag. I found out that my dough was too thick – and I blew the side out of the bag.
Then, it was time to life them. I was mediocre, at best, in this part of it, lol. Part of the problem was that I blew out the side of the first Pastry Bag – so we had to go get some more. By then, the Profiteroles were a bit harder than they should have been. But, here is my attempt.
First, I made some homemade Whipped Cream with just Heavy Whipping Cream and Sugar. The Whipped Cream was amazing – very smooth, yet full of flavor.
Here is where it gets interesting – the way I saw them made on TV was that they were covered with melted White Chocolate. I’m not a big fan of White Chocolate, so, I decided to cover them with a Glaze – made from Powdered Sugar, Milk, and Vanilla Extract. I thought they were good – but my wife thought the White Chocolate would have been better.
All in all, I would call it a success – but definitely not perfect, lol. I will make some changes next time – like maybe going with some White Chocolate – or maybe some Powdered Sugar – time will tell.
I definitely learned that it takes a bit to get used to using a Piping Bag – but, I will work on it.
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