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The Bonsai family likes cream and chocolate! Here's their recipe for a favourite: Profiteroles.
Click here for a printer friendly version of this recipe.   (28-Aug-2006)

First Bonsai checks his recipe and gets the ingredients.
Bonsai says: "Don't forget to wash your hands before starting."
Bonsai checks his recipe and gets the ingredients

Preparation time: less than 30 mins
Cooking time: 20 to 30 mins

Ingredients to make about 20 profiteroles:
125g/4oz plain flour, sifted
100g/3½oz butter
1 teaspoon caster sugar
4 eggs, beaten
300ml/half pint water
250ml/9fl oz double cream, whipped
225g/8oz plain chocolate

Bonsai then starts to create his profiteroles by beating the eggs:
Bonsai beats the eggs
1. Preheat the oven to 220°C / 425°F / Gas 7.
2. Sift the flour, beat the eggs and whip the cream.
3. Put the butter and water in a pan and heat gently until the butter has melted and the water starts to simmer.
4. Turn off the heat under the pan. Quickly add the flour and beat well.
5. Gradually add the eggs, beating all the time, until the mixture is glossy.
6. Spoon the mixture onto a damp baking tray, making separated blobs.
7. Bake for about 20 minutes until lightly brown.
8. Pierce each bun to let out the steam and allow to cool.
9. Split each bun and fill with whipped cream.
10. Melt the chocolate, in a bowl over a pan of hot water, then pour the chocolate over the buns.

Making the choux pastry:
Bonsai makes the choux pastry.
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