Salted Caramel Profiteroles Recipe

Salted caramel profiteroles

  • serves 4
  • A little effort

Profiteroles are easier to make than they look. Especially using this simple recipe. Salted caramel adds a touch of luxury for a dinner-party dessert. Recipe from NAC restaurant in London.

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Ingredients

  • whole milk 50ml
  • butter 50g
  • golden caster sugar 2 tsp
  • plain flour 100g
  • egg 1, beaten

SALTED CARAMEL FILLING

  • golden caster sugar 100g
  • double cream 150ml
  • vanilla pod ½, split and seeds scraped out
  • egg yolk ½
  • butter 150g, at room temperature

Method

  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. To make the choux pastry, gently heat 125ml water and the milk in a saucepan. Add a pinch of salt, the butter and sugar and continue to heat gently until the butter has melted.

  • Step 2

    Once the butter has melted, bring to the boil and remove from the heat. Add the flour to the mixture in one go, beating vigorously with a wooden spoon until the mixture comes away from the sides of the pan. Gradually beat in the egg until you have a shiny paste.

  • Step 3

    Put the choux paste in a piping bag with a wide nozzle. Pipe small walnut-sized balls onto a non-stick baking sheet, leaving space between for them to expand. Bake for 30 minutes until risen and golden brown. Cool.

  • Step 4

    To make the salted caramel filling, slowly heat the sugar in a pan until it turns to golden caramel. Add the cream and reduce the heat.

  • Step 5

    Stir until the cream is incorporated then stir in the vanilla. Add a pinch of salt and whisk in the yolk and then finally the butter. Cool for at least an hour in the fridge (or until the mix is pipeable). Make a slit in the side of each profiterole and pipe or spoon the salted caramel mixture into the middle.

    Recipe from NAC, London

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 722
  • Fat 57.5g
  • Carbs 46.6g
  • Fibre 1g
  • Protein 5.4g
  • Salt 1g
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