How to make it

  • Make the profiteroles first:
  • Grease and flour a baking sheet. Combine water, salt, butter and sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Add flour and baking powder all at once. Cook, stirring vigorously until mixture leaves sides of pan, about 1 minute. Remove from heat. Turn into a large bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition until smooth and shiny. Let cool.
  • Drop batter by spoonfuls in 2 inch rounds onto prepared baking sheet or squeeze through a decorating bag with large round tube. Bake on middle oven rack at 400 degrees for about 40 minutes. Make a small hall on each immediately after baking. Let cool.
  • Filling and caramel glaze:
  • Whip the cream, powder sugar and orange zest until soft peaks form and use to fill each piece with a piping bag. Chill the rest of the cream for the bowl assembling.
  • Melt the sugar with the 2tbsp water until caramelized and dip each profiteroles piece into it carefully. Set aside.
  • Chocolate sauce:
  • Mix the chopped chocolate, heavy cream and butter together in a heavy saucepan and heat gently stirring chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Leave to cool completely without stirring. (You can add 1 tbsp vegetable oil if you want the mixture to be so runny)
  • To assemble:
  • Pipe enough whipped cream to only cover the bottom of your serving bowl. Place the first layer of the prepared profiteroles over the cream and sprinkle with the toasted almonds. Keep repeating the same process until the top of the bowl.
  • N.B for a decorative look, I gathered 5 profiteroles together in the shape of pyramid using the hot caramel and placed it over the top. Sprinkle lightly with almonds and chill for 30minutes – 1 hour.
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    " It was excellent "
    angieaugusta ate it and said...
    wow...great post..so nice..love it...have a nice day...
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    " It was excellent "
    vivian ate it and said...
    Why oh why do you live in Egypt?
    I you were near my hometown I would be there every day and test every one of your desserts... Then you would have to push me ....literally, out of the door as I would be so large I would get wedged in the doorway. :-)
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  • bluewaterandsand 11 years ago
    Ahmed, my friend, all I can say is Superb! I am so impressed with this recipe and I just hope mine looks half as pretty as yours.I also think that you deserves the Honor of this recipe.
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Well, my dear friend - my fondness of profiteroles makes this a must-make dessert in my future. As always, you are the world champion of all things sweet and decadent - and your pictures are the best. Have a great weekend! :) Vickie
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    " It was excellent "
    ambus ate it and said...
    Mmmmmmmmmmmmm...looks delicious.I wish I had this in front of me right now!Is there any left?Send it to me.
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    " It was excellent "
    magali777 ate it and said...
    I really think your friend had it in a simpler way and you made out this creation, I can see your signature there, thanks Ahmed this looks glorious!
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    " It was excellent "
    michellem ate it and said...
    Very nice friend you are! Im sure your friend thought this dessert was a gastronomical delight!=)
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  • dragonflylady13 11 years ago
    Wow, that looks great! You always make everything look so good!
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    " It was excellent "
    krumkake ate it and said...
    What a TERRIBLE thing to look at over my lunch hour, sitting at my desk with a leftover breakfast sandwich!!!! I say "terrible" because the pictures are enough to make me fall off my chair from envy and food-lust! Another beautiful creation, Ahmed...just beautiful.
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    " It was excellent "
    annieamie ate it and said...
    Ahmed, I forgot to ask you this question. Please, if the profiteroles are covered in the caramel, do they stay crunchy or crispy after you add the chocolate sauce? Please let me know and thank you!
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    " It was excellent "
    annieamie ate it and said...
    Now this is really something different. I have never seen a dessert like this. If your friend invented this recipe, he's a genius! I'll be making this dish and even flavoring my ganache with orange when I make my next batch of eclairs. Thank you for the unique recipe and a NEW recipe to add to my recipe file. Ahmed, its time for you to sell a dessert cookbook! I'd buy one!
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    " It was excellent "
    morninlite ate it and said...
    Oh my! Really Ahmed, do you own a pastry shop?? You should! I'd come to Egypt just to buy them!! This is wonderful!
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    " It was excellent "
    rosemaryblue ate it and said...
    What a beautiful way to serve this elegant and scrumptious dessert. Again your photos are gorgeous. The ochre and rich chocolate browns, along with the whipped cream, create an edible "painting". Very Van Gogh'ish. Vincent would be happy! :)
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