Guest Post: Profiteroles with Coffee Mascarpone and Chocolate Sauce by Flaming Pot

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My guest blogger for the month of November is Paula aka Flaming Pot. You can check out her delicious blog here and follow her on Twitter here. If you're interested in also becoming my guest blogger, please check out details on my previous blog post "Will You Be My Guest Blogger?". In the mean time, check out Flaming Pot's amazing recipe and photos below. Thank you for your contribution hun!

Profiteroles with Coffee Mascarpone and Chocolate Sauce


Being a new bee food blogger is pretty hard to get people’s attention at the start. When Kim announced on Twitter that she has an idea to promote her fellow food bloggers, my first thought was it would be a great idea for me to shine and share my food experience.

I always enjoy baking, even though I admit it could be challenge at times. The story behind baking profiteroles is the excitement of the raising puff in the oven and I can play around with the flavor of the filling. On some occasion, I made some crème patisserie or add my favorite ice cream flavor. As I am addicted to coffee and always enjoy the balance of coffee and mascarpone cheese. For now, I choose the coffee mascarpone for the filling.

So, hope you enjoy this recipe like I do.

Ingredients
125 g plain flour, sifted
70 g unsalted Butter 
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 eggs, at room temperature

Filling
2 tbsp instant coffee granules
1 tbsp boiling water
250g mascarpone cheese
2 tbsp icing sugar

Chocolate Sauce
100g milk chocolate 
20g unsalted butter
80ml whipped cream

Method:

1. Preheat Oven to 200º and lightly grease baking tray

2. Put the butter, salt and 250ml water into a saucepan and bring to boil. Stir occasionally. Add the flour into the boiling mixture. Reduce the heat to low, and then beat quickly with wooden spoon until the mixture leaves the side of the pan and forms a smooth ball.


3. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and set aside to cool. Using electric beaters, beat in the eggs, one at a time until the mixture is thick and glossy.


4. Pipe the mixture onto the prepared trays. Bake for 20 minutes or until the balls are puffed. Reduce the oven to 180º and bake for another 10 minutes until the puffs are golden brown and crisp.


5. Using a small sharp knife gently slit the puffs to let the steam to escape. Return them to the oven for 10 minutes until the insides are dry. Set aside to cool to room temperature.


6. To make the filling, dissolve the instant coffee in the boiling water. Set aside to cool. Beat the coffee, mascarpone and icing sugar until just combined. Be careful not to over mix, or the mascarpone will split. 


7. To make the chocolate sauce, put the chocolate, butter and cream in a small heatproof bowl over a small saucepan of simmering water, making sure the base of the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Stir until combined. Set aside to cool slightly. 

8. Just before serving, slit the profiteroles in half and sandwich together with the filing. Drizzle with the chocolate sauce. The profiteroles should be eaten soon enough after the filling or the pastry will go soggy. 




- Blog Entry and Photos by Flaming Pot.

20 comments:

  1. ohhh yumm! these look absolutely delicious!

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  2. I love Profiteroles, they are such luscious dessert. Yours look fantastic. I'm glad you added me on foodbuzz, I love Australia, I lived there for 3 years in Sydney. And it was the best time of my life. I really miss it.

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  3. Thanks Amanda and Anna - all credits go to my guest blogger Paula aka Flaming Pot! :)

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  4. Oh wow they look delectable. Now i need to go trawl the streets for dessert.

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  5. Thank you all for your sweet compliments..:) Very special thanks to Kim for having me to be guest blogger of the month.
    To find out more about my recipes, please visit my blog, www.flamingpot.com
    Thank You..:))

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  6. Looks like pillows of deliciousness! Yummy!

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  7. Hi, I just discovered your blog, you have a nice blog, will come more often from now.Thanks to Flaming Pot on sharing this lovely recipe.

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  8. Hi Kimberly! Gosh your profiteroles looks absolutely delish {yummmm yummm} Can't wait to try out your recipe. Btw, I've got something for you at my blog. ;p I know you've commented, but please do drop by again. Lol..

    http://chicgorgeous.blogspot.com/2010/11/omg-featured-and-awarded.html#more

    Cheers, Jo

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  9. Sheesh they are lovely to look at! I bet it's even better to taste!

    I envy you guys who really know how to bake. I just can't bake. I can cook all sorts of stuff but baking is like my weak spot. I can only bake muffins and mini cakes. :P

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  10. Wow wow wow!! I would love to pick some of them from your photos!!! yum yum yum...

    I'm not good in baking yet! and I need a bigger Oven :P

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  11. They look great Paula, and Kimba, what a great idea... may have to think up something to submit to you :)

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  12. Lovely. The filling looks so tasty.

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  13. yummiii I love profiteroles, they look scrumptious. Nice blog.

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  15. yummiii I love profiteroles, they look scrumptious. Nice blog.

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  16. ohhh yumm! these look absolutely delicious!

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