France Profiteroles

France Profiteroles
Servings: 12 Yield: 12 pastries Prep 10 mins Cool 5 mins Bake 425°F 10 mins Bake 350°F 15 mins


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups ice cream (vanilla or chocolate or both)
  • Chocolate sauce (optional)

Make It

1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F. In a small pot, bring 1/2 cup water, butter, sugar, and salt to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Add flour and stir quickly until a ball of dough forms, about 1 minute. Remove to a bowl. Cool 5 minutes. Stir in eggs one at a time, until dough is smooth.

2. Transfer dough to a piping bag or resealable plastic bag with the corner snipped. Pipe twelve 1 1/2-inch mounds, spaced 2 inches apart, onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Smooth out tops with a wet finger.

3. Bake at 425 degrees F for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F and bake another 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool completely.

4. Slice each profiterole in half crosswise. Place a small scoop (about 3 Tbs.) ice cream into bottom of each profiterole, then replace tops. Drizzle with chocolate sauce, if desired, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 12; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 115, Fat, total (g): 7, chol. (mg): 56, sat. fat (g): 4, carb. (g): 10, fiber (g): , pro. (g): 2, sodium (mg): 32, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.