Profiteroles are a type of pastry made from choux dough, which is a light pastry dough used in many traditional French desserts.


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The dough is typically piped into small rounds or balls and baked until they are crisp and hollow inside. After baking, they are often filled with sweet fillings such as whipped cream, pastry cream, or ice cream, and then drizzled with chocolate sauce or dusted with powdered sugar. They can be served as a dessert or as part of a sweet snack or pastry assortment.


  • 1 cup water

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 4 large eggs

  • For the filling:
  • Whipped cream, pastry cream, or ice cream

  • For the chocolate sauce:
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar (optional, depending on desired sweetness)


  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine the water, butter, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Add the flour all at once, stirring vigorously with a wooden spoon until the mixture forms a ball and pulls away from the sides of the pan.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition until the dough is smooth and glossy.
  • Transfer the dough to a piping bag fitted with a large round tip (or simply use a spoon to drop mounds of dough onto the prepared baking sheet).
  • Pipe or spoon small mounds of dough onto the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between them.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the profiteroles are puffed and golden brown. Do not open the oven door during baking, as this may cause them to collapse.
  • Remove from the oven and transfer the profiteroles to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Once cooled, slice the profiteroles in half horizontally. Fill each profiterole with your choice of filling (whipped cream, pastry cream, or ice cream).
  • To make the chocolate sauce, place the chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl. In a small saucepan, heat the cream, butter, and sugar (if using) until it begins to simmer. Pour the hot cream mixture over the chopped chocolate and let it sit for a minute. Stir until smooth and glossy.
  • Drizzle the filled profiteroles with the chocolate sauce and serve immediately.

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