I’m starting a new category under Homemade Recipes and it’s called…..
Instead of being ashamed of my kitchen failures, I might as well document these in my blog so that:
1. I can always refer back to these posts to make sure I don’t repeat the same mistakes.
2. I can at least transform my dumbassness into blogging materials.
3. You can laugh at me.
And here, my very first documented cooking failure…
# – Ladies & gentlemen, this is a profiterole.
# – This is profiterole.
Can you see the difference?? Here’s another look….
# – See the difference??
Yeap, beats me. I don’t know why my “profiteroles” were completely flat.
# – Was it me or the recipe? :(
# – How the name profitecake came about :D
Profitecakes…..hmmm, I do like the sound of it!
Despite being a failure, I do think I might make these not-profiteroles again. They are flat and definitely not hollow but guess what…they’re spongy & tasty too! And I found just the perfect way to eat them too!
So yeah, I’m posting a failed attempt that did not fail, hehe.
# – First of all, grease your baking tray.
# – Boil 25gm of butter and 75ml of water till well mixed.
# – Put about 8 full tablespoons of flour into the butter/water mixture….
# – and stir vigourously till…
# – it forms a sort of a ball (by the way if it doesn’t form into a ball, gradually add more flour and stir till it forms a ball). Let it cool down a bit.
# – After it has cooled down a bit, transfer the ball into a mixing bowl and crack an egg over it.
# – Beat it.
# – Till you get this consistency.
# – Well, you can spoon the mixture onto the baking tray but because I’m preppy like that, I transfered the mixture into a freezer bag (or sandwich bag if you like), nipped off the corner and piped the mixture onto the tray.
# – Then just stick it in the oven at 220 Celsius degree for 13 minutes.
# – Look at them bake!
# – When they’re done. Profitecakes! Beautiful! Ya?
So what is the perfect way to eat the profitecakes? How about with cream and honey!
# – Divide the profitecakes into half. Slather whipped cream and drizzle pure honey all over the first half. In fact you could just spread jam and get profitecake jam sandwiches!
# – Then, lay the other halves on top of the cream and honey and there you have it, profitecake cream & honey sandwiches!
Lovely, creamy and fluffy. This is definitely one of those rare times where I love my failure.
+ Update +
Finally! I’ve successfully made profiteroles. Check them out here :D