Cooking with the children at Christmas is a fun filled family activity.
Bake up a storm in the kitchen over the festive holidays, keep them entertained, and then reap the rewards for dessert, it’s a win win!
This Profiterole Snowman Towers recipe is certain to keep all the family entertained as well as being delicious!
Serves - 8 people
Preparation time - 15 minutes
Cooking time - 30 minutes
For the choux pastry
200ml Cold Water
50g The Pantry Caster Sugar
85g Kilkeely Irish Unsalted Butter, plus extra for greasing
100g The Pantry Plain Flour
Pinch of Stonemill Salt
3x Medium Healy’s Farm Eggs
For the cream filling
300ml Clonbawn Double Cream
For the chocolate sauce
100g Choceur White Chocolate
3 tbsp Clonbawn Double Cream
For the decoration
The Pantry Baking Almonds- Flaked
The Pantry Chocolate Chips or The Foodie Market Dried Fruit
Dominion Fizzy Cola Laces
Bring water to boil and then add butter. When the butter has melted and the water is boiling add the flour, sugar and salt and beat until a dough forms. The dough is done when it comes cleanly away from the edges of the pan. Leave the dough to cool for 10 minutes.
Pre-heat the oven to 200°C.
Beat the eggs in a bowl and gradually add a bit at a time to the dough mixture to form choux pastry. The mixture should be dropping consistency but not too runny.
Using a piping bag, pipe 8 choux buns about 2" wide and 8 buns about 1.5" wide then 8 about 1" wide.
Bake for 15 minutes and then remove the smallest choux buns from the oven and return the tray for 5 more minutes. Then remove the medium sized choux buns and return the tray for a final 5 minutes.
Leave the choux buns to cool while you whip the cream and make the chocolate sauce. To make the chocolate sauce melt the white chocolate in the microwave checking every 30 seconds until it has melted and then stir in the double cream.
To finish the snowmen towers pipe the whipped cream into the hollow centre of the profiteroles and then use the white chocolate sauce to top the profiteroles.
When the chocolate sauce has cooled stack the towers (biggest, then medium, then the smallest to make 8 snowmen ) and finally decorate them with the dried fruits, nuts or chocolate.