If you want to impress friends with your cooking skills, this thyme and goat cheese profiteroles recipe is a simple, elegant appetiser that will set the tone for a great night. Nobody has to know that they were this simple to make!
Preparation Time: 15 minutes / Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes / Makes 18-20 profiteroles
- 80ml water
- pinch of salt
- 5g caster sugar
- 40g butter cubed, at room temperature
- 60g plain flour, sifted
- 2 x 58g eggs
- 150g goat cheese
- 100ml cream
- 5ml olive oil
- 8 sprigs fresh thyme
- 30g orange blossom honey
- Preheat your oven to 180oC fan forced.
- Place the water and butter in a saucepan over a medium heat.
- Once the butter has melted add the flour, salt, sugar and mix together.
- Continue incorporating the dry mix over the heat for 1-2 minutes.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and allow the contents to cool for 5 minutes.
- Add 1 egg and stir with a wooden spoon until the egg is completely incorporated. This may take a few minutes. Once done, repeat with the second egg.
- Pipe the mixture onto a lined baking tray, making each profiterole approximately 4cm in diameter. Ensure you leave enough space between each profiterole to account for them expanding during the baking process.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
- In a bowl mix together 7 sprigs of thyme (removed from the stalk), goat cheese and cream.
- Once cool, make a small cut in the base of each profiterole and fill them with the goat cheese mixture via a piping bag.
- Drizzle the profiteroles with orange blossom honey and top with a few thyme leaves.
You can use honey other than organe blossom, just make sure it’s a light, floral honey as you don’t want a honey that overpowers the other flavours.