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Homemade Vanilla Custard Profiteroles

Magnificent, delicious treat not only for special occasions. It might be surprising but it’s easier to make than it looks.

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Profiteroles are so woven into our everyday freezer life that it’s even hard to imagine that it could be done at home. This is the backslide of the ready made food world. People forget how easy is to make those thing that they pay for. Probably that’s the point anyway but still. Nothing can compare to a great homemade dessert. Even if it’s our first try. And you know how bad first try could be.

So this profiteroles is a sugar free recipe but still cool looking and tasty as it should be.

Ingredients:

Pastry:

  • ⅞ cup / 200ml Water
  • 10 tablespoon / 150g Butter
  • 1½ cup / 200g Flour
  • 4 Eggs

Filling:

  • 1 pack Vanilla pudding powder (like this) or Custard powder (like this) or 1.5oz / 40g Cornstarch with vanilla extract
  • ⅞ cup / 200ml Milk (for pudding powder)
  • ⅞ cup / 200ml Heavy whipping cream

How to make:

Pastry:

1. Place water and butter in a medium saucepan. Stir it with a wooden spoon and bring to boil.Vanilla-custard-profiteroles-process
2. Reduce heat and add the flour slowly stirring continuously until it forms a ball that pulls away from the sides of the saucepan.

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3. Remove from heat and leave it cool down before start adding the eggs, one by one beating them. Keep beating until the egg is fully incorporated. Repeat the process with all 4 eggs.Vanilla-custard-profiteroles-process-4-SunCakeMom

4. Use 2 spoons to sort the dough into walnut sized piles onto a baking sheet on the tray. Place them far from each other as they are going to expand.Vanilla-custard-profiteroles-process-5-SunCakeMom

5. Preheat the oven into 390ºF / 200ºC degree and put the pastries in to bake them for 25-  35 minutes (depends on your oven) until puffed up, dry, and golden brown. 

(Try not to open the oven door before they are baked as the pastry can fall due to sudden temperature fall.)

Filling:

1. Meanwhile the pastry is baking use your time to make the cream. Use vanilla pudding powder and follow instructions on its box. There are all sort of brands so everything depends on what you prefer. For a sugar free recipe use sugar free vanilla powder. Some you only have to beat with a certain amount of milk, others you need to cook to get the pudding. It needs to be stiff. Vanilla-custard-profiteroles-process-17-SunCakeMom

6. Turn heating off and put the pudding aside to cool down. If cooking sounds difficult, use the instant version, whisk the vanilla cream and set it aside in the fridge.

7. Whisk the whipping cream separately, cover and put it in the fridge, too.Vanilla-custard-profiteroles-process-18-SunCakeMom

8. It’s time to check on the pastries. When they have a golden brown color and they look crispy, turn the oven off and open its door slightly.Vanilla-custard-profiteroles-process-9-SunCakeMom Let the pastries cool down in the oven before you take them out. 

9. When both: vanilla cream and whipping cream is cold mix them together carefully, try not to break whipping cream or if you do only as little as possible.Vanilla-custard-profiteroles-process-19-SunCakeMom

10.  Transfer the cooled pastries to a tray and slice the tops off. Scrape the inside bit if necessary. Vanilla-custard-profiteroles-process-20-SunCakeMom

11. Spoon the vanilla and whipping cream combo into the bottom pastries and place the tops on.Vanilla-custard-profiteroles-process-21-SunCakeMom

Now the gorgeous homemade profiteroles is ready to be served.

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Homemade Vanilla Custard Profiteroles
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

Magnificent, delicious treat not only for special occasions. It might be surprising but it’s easier to make than it looks.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Low carb recipe, Sugar free recipe
Servings: 10
Author: Edi Baker - SunCakeMom
Ingredients
Pastry:
  • cup / 200ml Water
  • 10 tablespoon / 150g Butter
  • cup / 200g Flour
  • 4 Eggs
Filling:
  • 1 pack Vanilla pudding powder
  • cup / 200ml Milk for pudding powder
  • cup / 200ml Heavy whipping cream
Instructions
Pastry:
  1. Place water and butter in a medium saucepan. Stir it with a wooden spoon and bring to boil.

  2. Reduce heat and add the flour slowly stirring continuously until it forms a ball that pulls away from the sides of the saucepan.
  3. Remove from heat and leave it cool down before start adding the eggs, one by one beating them. Keep beating until the egg is fully incorporated. Repeat the process with all 4 eggs.
  4. Use 2 spoons to sort the dough into walnut sized piles onto a baking sheet on the tray. Place them far from each other as they are going to expand.
  5. Preheat the oven into 392ºF / 200ºC and put the pastries in to bake them for 25- 35 minutes (depends on your oven) until puffed up, dry, and golden brown.

  6. (Try not to open the oven door before they are baked as the pastry can fall due to sudden temperature fall.)
Filling:
  1. Meanwhile the pastry is baking use your time to make the cream. Use vanilla pudding powder and follow instructions on its box. There are all sort of brands so everything depends on what you prefer. For a sugar free recipe use sugar free vanilla powder. Some you only have to beat with a certain amount of milk, others you need to cook to get the pudding. It needs to be stiff. 

  2. This is when I turn heating off and put the pudding aside to cool down.) If cooking sounds difficult, use the instant version, whisk the vanilla cream and set it aside in the fridge.

  3. Whisk the whipping cream separately, cover and put it in the fridge, too.
  4. It’s time to check on the pastries. When they have a golden brown color and they look crispy, turn the oven off and open its door slightly. Let the pastries cool down in the oven before you take them out.

  5. When both: vanilla cream and whipping cream is cold mix them together carefully, try not to break whipping cream or if you do only as little as possible.
  6. Transfer the cooled pastries to a tray and slice the tops off. Scrape the inside bit if necessary.

  7. Spoon the vanilla and whipping cream combo into the bottom pastries and place the tops on.

  8. Now the gorgeous homemade profiteroles is ready to be served. If you like decorating make them extra fancy by adding strawberry and some chocolate on the plate just like I did. Can you imagine anything better?
  9. To be honest I always thought profiteroles is something very complicated to make. Now they are tried and tested (delicious) I’m surely going to make them more often.
Recipe Notes

To be honest I always thought profiteroles is something very complicated to make. Now they are tried and tested (delicious) I'm surely going to make them more often. 

 

Make sure you have enough honey at home!

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Edi Baker - SunCakeMom

Edi Baker - SunCakeMom

X-gen Master of the rolling pin, mother of the ONE and a full time teacher.
Kneading out the every day life nuisances under the low humming noise of the airflow oven.
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