Profiteroles (France)

Profiteroles (France)
Servings: 6 Prep 25 mins Bake 400°F 30 mins Cook 5 mins


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 pints ice cream, assorted flavors
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners sugar, for dusting
  • 6 tablespoons chocolate sauce, for drizzle

Make It

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. In saucepan, bring water, butter, sugar and salt to a boil over high heat. Add flour all at once; stir until ball forms and pulls away from sides of pan; cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

2. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. When all eggs are added, beat well until mixture is shiny, about 1 minute. Spoon into large pastry bag without a tip. Pipe 18 puffs, about 1 -1/2 inches in diameter, onto ungreased baking sheet.

3. Bake in 400 degree F oven for 30 minutes, until puffed and golden. Turn oven off. Let sit in oven 10 minutes with door slightly ajar. Remove to wire rack; let cool completely.

4. Cut puffs in half horizontally. Remove any wet dough. Fill each with scant 3 tablespoons ice cream. Dust with sugar. Drizzle plates with sauce; place puffs on top. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 506, Fat, total (g): 29, chol. (mg): 217, sat. fat (g): 17, carb. (g): 54, fiber (g): 2, pro. (g): 11, sodium (mg): 225, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.