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Soezen (Dutch profiteroles)

Want to romance your partner in style this Valentine’s Day? Then try rustling up these wonderfully sensual ‘Soezen’ – delicious Dutch profiteroles that are guaranteed to melt even the hardest of hearts!

Ingredients

100 grams of flour
75 grams of butter
3 eggs
150 ml of water
Whipped cream
100 ml of whole milk
100 grams of dark chocolate
2 tablespoons of sugar

Dutch profiterole recipe

Preparation

First preheat your oven to 200C. Next cut the butter into cubes and place them, together with the water, into a saucepan. Now add a pinch of salt and bring to the boil, taking care to constantly stir. Once the butter has melted, add in the flour and stir into a firm ball of dough. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the dough to slightly cool. Next stir the eggs into the dough and continue stirring until it forms a whole. Now line a baking tray with baking paper and spoon (using either a tablespoon or a piping bag) small balls of dough onto the tray. Place the baking tray into the centre of your oven and bake the profiteroles for between 10 and 30 minutes (depending on their size), or until they are lightly browned and can be easily removed from the baking tray. Meanwhile, prepare the chocolate sauce by placing the milk, dark chocolate (crumbled into small pieces), sugar and two squirts of whipped cream, together in a pan and then slowly bringing to the boil. Leave the sauce to cool slightly. Once the profiteroles and have sufficiently cooled, slice open each one using a sharp knife, fill with whipped cream and top with a generous amount of your freshly prepared chocolate sauce. Yum!

Prefer to read this article in Dutch? Then visit our sister blog, Heimwee.info, specifically intended for Dutch emigrants.

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