Most people know profiteroles as a cream-filled dessert, but this recipe turns them into one truly tasty appetizer.
Step 1: Preheat oven Preheat your oven to 350°.
Step 2: Combine the basic ingredients Combine the basic ingredients. Add half a cup of water, half a cup of milk, and half a stick of butter to your pot and bring it to a boil.
Step 3: Add flour Add half a cup of all-purpose flour to the pot.
Step 4: Stir Stir vigorously with a wooden spoon until the flour has absorbed all the liquid.
Step 5: Remove pot from heat Remove the pot from the heat. Keep stirring to allow steam to escape.
Step 6: Mix in eggs Mix in four eggs.
Step 7: Spoon dough into pastry bag Spoon the dough into a pastry bag.
TIP: If you don’t have a pastry bag, fill a self-sealing plastic bag and cut off one corner.
Step 8: Secure parchment paper Secure the parchment paper to the sheet pan by putting a small dot of dough in the four corners of your pan and then laying the parchment paper in place.
Step 9: Pipe dough onto the paper Pipe the dough onto the paper.
Step 10: Put the pan into the oven Put the pan into the oven.
Step 11: Mix the filling Mix the filling. Add 11 ounces of fresh goat cheese (at room temperature), about a quarter cup of roasted garlic, a teaspoon of chopped fresh thyme leaves, and a tablespoon of chopped fresh parsley to a bowl. Mix the ingredients together, using your spoon to crush the garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Step 12: Spoon filling into pastry bag Spoon the filling into a pastry bag.
Step 13: Remove profiteroles from oven Remove the pan from the oven. Allow the profiteroles to cool for 10 minutes.
Step 14: Fill the profiteroles Fill the profiteroles by inserting the tip of your pastry bag into the center of the profiterole and squeezing in your goat cheese filling.
Step 15: Serve and enjoy Serve and enjoy!
FACT: In 1998, bakers in Athens made a profiterole that weighed 4½ tons and required 1,800 eggs.