Batter to prepare profiteroles
  • 1 cup (250ml) water
  • pinch of salt
  • 100g butter
  • 1 cup (120g) and 2 tablespoons flour
  • 4 eggs
  1. Place water, butter and salt in a saucepan and slowly bring to the boil.
  2. As soon as the mixture boils, quickly stir in flour, using a wooden spoon.
  3. Cook over a low heat, beating constantly until mixture is smooth and leaves sides of pan. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.
  4. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition and until mixture is light and glossy.
  5. Let stand for 1 hour.
  6. Spoon or pipe small swirls onto greased baking trays.
  7. Bake in a hot oven for 15-20 minutes or until well puffed.
  8. Lower temperature of oven and cook pastries for some more minutes until golden, crisp and dry.
  9. (The whole cooking time can be 35-40 minutes).
  10. Cool on wire racks. Fill them through a slit in the base.