Profiteroles Recipe


Prep Time ~50 mins Cooking Time ~ 25 mins
Approx Cost ~ £3.50 Difficulty ~ Easy
Freeze ~ No Serves ~ 6

Tip ~ The sauce can be made a day ahead and stored in the fridge. To serve, warm very gently in a bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water until it reaches pouring consistency again.

Choux Paste

65g / 2 ½ oz white plain flour

Pinch of salt

50g / 2oz butter, diced

2 large eggs, lightly beaten

Chocolate sauce

225g / 8oz plain chocolate, in pieces

142ml carton double cream

1 -2 tbsp Grand Marnier to taste, optional

1 - 2 tsp golden caster sugar, to taste, optional


Butterscotch Sauce

Heat 5oz soft brown sugar and 5oz golden syrup over a low heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved. Cook for a further 5 minutes.

Remove the pan from the heat and stir in 4floz double cream and 3-4 drops vanilla essence. Beat for about 2 minutes, until the sauce is smooth and glossy.