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Croquembouche

Challenge Recipe - Nougat filled profiteroles stacked into a beautiful croquembouche

4 Hours

12

Ingredients

Choux Pastry ( Profiteroles )

160g Butter chopped

2 cups of water

300g plain flour or see gluten free option below

6 eggs, lightly whisked


Filling

600ml whipping cream

200g block of Nougat and Nice Nougat, in the flavor of your choice


Decoration (optional)

600g white, milk or dark chocolate

600g caster sugar

1x packet of pashmak/ fairy floss

Flowers of your choice

Cone of cardboard, foam, or cake tin shaped

Method

Choux Pastry- if a child is making this with supervision, I advise to split this recipe and complete it twice as it requires a bit of mussel.

- Preheat your oven to 220 degrees and line two large baking trays with baking paper

- In a pot combine the butter and water then place on the stove, bring to the boil. Remove the pot from the heat and with a wooden spoon stir in flour. Return to the heat and constantly mixing with wooden spoon cook until you get a little flour crust on the bottom of pan.

- Remove and place dough into a bowl to cool down to body temp about 36 degrees.

- Using a wooden spoon or an electric mixer, combine eggs to dough in 3 parts until completely combined.

- Prepare your piping bag with a medium round nozzle or using 2 teaspoons to scoop. Pipe out golf ball size dollops this should make around 50 profiteroles. Using a cup of water wet your fingers and gentle just smooth off any rough bumps before placing in the oven.

- Place trays in oven for 30 mins. Then remove and poke a small hole in the base for ease of fill later, then return to oven for a further 20 mins to dry out and get crispy.

Filling-

- Remove nougat from wrapper and cut the rice paper off the bottom and discard. Roughly chop nougat and place into a food processor or thermomixer and blitz to a fine crumb.

- Whip cream to medium peaks. Add blitzed nougat to cream and fold gently with a spoon.

- Set aside in fridge until ready to fill your profiteroles.

Assembly

- Once the profiteroles have completely cooled you can now start to fill these with the nougat cream. Prepare a piping bag with a small round tip and fill piping bag with nougat cream. Hold a profiterole in one hand and poke the nozzle into the hole at the base and squeeze to fill. Repeat until all are filled.

- Line the cone with baking paper so it is easier to clean.

- Place chocolate in a microwave safe bowl, warming in 30 second bursts stirring each time until melted.

- Using the melted chocolate start assembling by dipping the tops and then using a spoon drizzle a little chocolate where it needs to be secured to the cone and surrounding profiteroles. Working in layers one at a time until you reach the top.

- Place sugar into a pot trying not to get it on the sides. Gently add 1/3 cup of water and cook until a light brown colour. Using 2 forks dip the backs into the sugar and touch the together then pull apart and this will give you threads and start to move the forks round the croquembouche tower until you’re happy.

- Continue to decorate with flowers, fairy floss, sprinkles or more chocolate. Please remember to have fun with this.

Notes

-If children are doing this recipe, please do have an adult to supervise/ help as this recipe does include stove tops, oven, hot sugar work and manual labor.

-Premade profiterole cases can be bought from the shop if you feel that would be better suited to you.

-This recipe will work with any of the Nougat and Nice 200g Nougat range that can be shop here At www.nougatandnice.com.au/ourstore

-This recipe will work to the creativity of the individual i.e. dark chocolate with red roses, or milk chocolate and fruit salad on skewers etc.


-For a gluten free option head over to this link, they are the best Gluten free option and Becky goes into great detail for you as well Gluten Free Profiteroles Recipe (dairy free option) - BEST EVER! (glutenfreecuppatea.co.uk)











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