And just like that is was the quarter finals. This week is pattiserie and the first recipe that sprung to mind was both my husbands fav and one from a family friends’ late granny-eclairs/profiteroles. Granny Nancy made them like nothing I’ve tasted since but here is a simple recipe if you would like to give them a try. They are a little easier than they seem.
65g/2 ½oz Strong White Flour
150ml/ ¼ pint Water
Pinch of Salt
2 Eggs (beaten)
Whipped Cream for filling and Milk chocolate melted with a little butter for topping.
1. Preheat an oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6 and grease a flat baking tray.
2. Place water and butter into a saucepan over a low heat until butter melts.
3. Bring to boil.
4. Reduce heat and add sieved flour and salt.
5. Stir quickly until mixture forms a soft dough and leaves sides of saucepan. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
6. Add the eggs gradually and beat until mixture is smooth and shiny.
7. Transfer mixture to a piping bag, fitted with a thickish plain nozzle.
8. Pipe lengths of mixture (well spaced) onto the greased tray or in a rounded shape to make a profiterole/bun.
9. Bake for 20 minutes approx, until well risen and golden brown in colour.
10. Remove from oven and slit along one side straight away. Cool on wire tray.
11. When cold, fill with whipped cream and spread with chocolate on top.
Enjoy with a lovely cuppa and some Paul puns!
Photo thanks to my fab friend baker who is the granddaughter of the fabulous Granny Nancy!