- 40 min
- 30 min
- 1 cup (250ml) water
- 125g butter
- 1 cup (150g) plain flour
- 4 large eggs
- 400ml thickened cream
- 1 tsp Queen Organic Vanilla Bean Paste
- 1/3 cup (75g) caster sugar
- Icing sugar for dusting
Method - Pastry
Pre-heat the oven to 200°C (fan forced) and line two baking trays with baking paper.
In a medium saucepan, heat water and butter, stirring, until butter melts and mixture comes to the boil.
Remove pan from heat and add flour. Using a wooden spoon, stir mixture until it comes away from the sides of the pan and forms a ball.
Transfer dough into the bowl of stand mixer. With the mixer on medium speed add eggs one at a time, beating well between each addition. Keep beating until mixture is thick and glossy.
Spoon mixture into a piping bag fitted with a large (2cm) round nozzle. Pipe rounds (3-4cm) onto the baking paper leaving at least 3cm between each one.
Bake for 15 minutes and then swap the trays and bake for a further 15 minutes or until puffed and golden. Transfer the profiteroles to a wire rack to cool.
Method - Cream
To make the cream filling, whip cream, vanilla bean paste and caster sugar, to stiff peaks. Spoon it into a piping bag fitted with a small round tip and chill until ready to serve the profiteroles.
To serve, either cut each roll in half and pipe the filling in or poke a small hole in the bottom of each one and pipe the cream in. Pile them up on a serving tray.