Lisa Faulkner's profiteroles recipe

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Lisa Faulkner's profiteroles recipe is a classic that you'll want to make time and time again. This recipe makes 20 perfect profiteroles, ideal for sharing with friends and family for dessert

Makes20
SkillMedium
Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time40 mins
Cost RangeCheap

Lisa Faulkner's profiteroles recipe is a classic recipes that makes an extra special dessert. These foolproof profiteroles take around 20 mins to prepare and 40 mins to bake, but they are so worth the effort - especially when you can reveal they are homemade! They are covered in a rich dark chocolate sauce that really makes the dessert. Serve with plenty of cream or ice cream. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days (as if!).

Ingredients

  • 360ml water
  • 90g butter
  • pinch of salt and pinch of sugar
  • 110 g plain flour, sifted
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 600ml whipped cream or ice cream, to fill

For the chocolate sauce

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  • 100g dark chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 3tbsp double cream

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Method

  1. Put the water, butter and a pinch each of salt and sugar in a medium saucepan and bring to the boil - make sure the butter is melted before you continue. Add the sifted flour all at once and beat with a wooden spoon until the mixture leaves the sides of the pan. Put the pan back on the heat and cook for 2 minutes until the paste becomes pale. Leave to cool a little for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Add the beaten eggs a little at a time and beat with a wooden spoon until each bit is incorporated fully - it will go glossy, then back to dull. Continue until all of the eggs have been added, the mix is shiny and it just drops off the wooden spoon. Leave to cool.
  3. Spoon the mixture into a piping bag and snip the end to make a 1cm opening. Pipe small balls onto a dampened baking tray. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, then lower the temperature to 180C, gas 4 for a further 20-25 minutes until golden.
  4. To make the chocolate sauce, melt the chocolate with the cream in a bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir until the chocolate has completely melted and mixed in with the cream.
  5. When the profiteroles are cooked, turn them over and pop them back into the oven for 2 minutes to dry a little. Slit each profiterole and leave to cool on a wire rack.
  6. Serve them filled with whipped cream or ice cream and topped with hot chocolate sauce.
Top Tip for making Lisa Faulkner's profiteroles

Serve them filled with whipped cream or ice cream and topped with hot chocolate sauce.

Lisa Faulkner is the actress turned celebrity chef who won series five of the popular BBC TV show, Celebrity Masterchef. Since winning the show in 2010, she has released five cookbooks full of homely recipes that have quickly become family favorites. Born in London, she started modelling at 15 and spent time in Paris before moving on to acting at 16 years old. Lisa went on to star in some of the most well loved soaps and TV dramas including Holby City, Spooks and EastEnders. Lisa has a daughter, 13-year old Billie who she adopted with her first husband Chris Coghill. Speaking openly about her daughter, Lisa has said adopting Billie was the best day of her life, “I’ll remember that day for the rest of my life. It’s the greatest privilege to be a mother and the greatest challenge of my life and one for which I’m so grateful. Seeing my daughter develop and learn is a miracle to me.” She split from Coghill in 2011 and married Masterchef Judge, John Torode in 2019 after seven years of dating. Many of Lisa’s recipes are inspired by her mother’s own cooking - “The wonderful aromas, the knife on the chopping board and her wedding ring tinkling against her glass rolling pin as she shaped pastry. Everything that she made was delicious, and to me she was just magic.” With this in mind, she curates wholesome flavours and family favourites like fish and chips (opens in new tab), leg of lamb (opens in new tab) and delicious blueberry muffins (opens in new tab) within her collections. This taste for family cooking she brings online to her social media (opens in new tab) channels, where she shares her secret to some of the most well-loved recipes out there and offers an insight into her life with husband John. If you’re looking for tasty and nourishing recipes for your family, we’re sure to have the Lisa Faulkner recipes you’ll need to be inspired in the kitchen.