Classic Profiteroles filled with pastry cream dipped in homemade caramel and served with a mix of fresh berries. These light and delicate choux pastry puffs will have everyone thinking you are a master pastry chef!
This post was inspired & sponsored by Princess Cruises. All opinions expressed are my own.
Recently I had the opportunity to cruise through the Panama Canal with Princess Cruises. I've been sharing so many of my favorite treats that were served on the Coral Princess. But, today is slightly different because I'm sharing profiteroles and I didn't actually have them on the cruise.
This recipe comes from the Courses Cookbook that was gifted to us during the Chef's Table experience. The Chef’s Table is a multi-course dinner where the menu is specially created by the chef. The dishes served are not offered anywhere else on the ship.
The experience includes a tour of the galley during the busy dinner hours. You get to see all that goes on behind the scenes. During the tour, you’ll be offered champagne and hors d’oeuvres.
After the galley tour, you are escorted out to the dining room where you'll enjoy a multi-course tasting dinner paired with selected wines. The entire experience is simply incredible. And I can assure that you will be stuffed by the end of the night.
A copy of the Courses Cookbook is given to everyone at the end of the meal. It's fully illustrated and contains the most frequently requested dishes along with Princess' signature delicacies. There are so many great recipes in this book! I couldn't wait to begin cooking from it.
The first thing that caught my eye was the profiteroles with fresh berries. I've worked with pâte à choux before and know the process well. I used it to make apple pie profiteroles, cappuccino eclairs, and bacon garlic sougères.
The tops of the profiteroles are dipped in caramel that hardens to form a crunchy shell. Each profiterole is filled with vanilla bean pastry cream. Fresh berries are tossed with Grand Marnier liqueur and served alongside the filled profiteroles.
If you want to impress your guests at your next dinner party, this homemade French pastry is the way to go!
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