Ooh La La Profiteroles

This week I decided that I was going to switch things up with my day-to-day foods and create a new diet.  Now I don't like dieting, because I don't like being tortured. But how amazing would it be to have a diet consisting of your favorite foods?  For me, those 2 food types that I love love love are salads & desserts.  There's something about having a good salad to put you in that 'walking on sunshine' mood.  You feel healthy, light and like you've done some good that day, even if it was just to your body. 

Now on to dessert.  There are few things in the world that I love more than desserts, particularly French desserts.  So when I decided to make this salad & dessert diet (The Happy Diet) , I knew that 1st dessert had to be profiteroles. I first had these little delightful pastries in Paris with my friend Christina.

Many people in the states haven't heard of profiteroles, which is a shame because they're one of the most perfect desserts. They are not the easiest to make, but are very well worth the labor. One bite in and all of sudden 'Paris (Ooh La La)' magically starts playing.

Oh how I love the 'Happy Diet!'

Profiteroles

Profiteroles

Ingredients:

1 batch choux puffs (pastry only, not cream)
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, or rough chopped pieces (4 oz)
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 pint vanilla bean ice cream
1/4 cup sliced almonds

 

Instructions:

1. Make the chocolate ganache by bringing the heavy cream to a boil.  Place chocolate in a separate bowl, and pour over the boiled heavy cream.  Let the mixture sit for a minute before stirring until combined.

2. Slice choux puffs in half horizontally

3. Scoop a small amount of ice-cream onto the bottom half. Cover with the top half

4. Pour over a spoonful of chocolate ganache on each profiterole

5. Sprinkle over a few slices of almonds

Bon Appétit x