I rolled out of bed at 7:00am this morning and I felt like making French food. So I did.
Welcome to my life. Be jealous, friends.
The good news: this may be French food, but it ain’t fancy. Hardly any waiting time, no buttering/rising/folding/kneading involved. And it’s still yummy as heck. Drizzle it with easy chocolate syrup. I mean, come on guys — the French know their foodstuff.Profiteroles are fluffy, light, and slightly buttery. They’re pretty much hollow on the inside; the high moisture content allows them to rise to great heights. It’s the perfect complement to any breakfast, and light enough for a mid-afternoon snack.
- 1/2 stick butter. Eat the other half stick.
- 1/2 cup water. Drink the other half cup.
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour. Ever try to eat flour? Today’s the day.
- 2 eggs. They’re a cute couple.
- Dash of cinnamon. Optional, as always. Poor cinnamon.
Steps to Success:
1. Preheat oven to 425. It’s hot, I know.
2. Put butter and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the flour.
3. Mix. It’ll start to look like dough.
4. Take out of saucepan and put into bowl. Let cool till it’s just warm.
5. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Gotta love that mixer.
6. Then, if you’re feelin’ fancy, add a dash of cinnamon. I’m feeling fancy today. Don’t get used to it.
7. Squeeze into an icing bag, and dollop into greased baking sheet. They said to use a plain head, but I used my favorite one instead. I’m a rebel. Applaud.
8. Pop in the oven for 15 minutes, rotating halfway through. Now go outside and take some pictures.
The Extra Mile:
- Drizzle in chocolate syrup. Super super super easy. Two ingredients. Recipe here.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Look at it. I mean, just look at it. Ugh love that French stuff.