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Beer Profiteroles with Chocolate-Beer Sauce
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When I was growing up, profiteroles were the height of fanciness to my young mind. I would order them whenever I went out to eat with my grandparents and systematically devour every last bite of the pastry, ice cream, and chocolate sauce. Sadly, I don't see this childhood favorite on menus too often these days and it's been years since I've enjoyed a plate of profiteroles.
I was thrilled when I came across these Beer Profiteroles with Chocolate-Beer Sauce in The Boozy Baker by Lucy Baker. They weren't just profiteroles, but a tasty grown-up version made with a dark beer ice cream and finished with chocolate beer sauce. This is a recipe for anyone who has ever experienced the pleasure of a stout float or Guinness milkshake. Dark beer, chocolate, and ice cream are pretty much made to go together. But if the prospect of making your own ice cream, pastry, and chocolate sauce seems like a little much, Lucy advises that this recipe can be made with store bought ice cream in place of the homemade, or even doughnut holes to replace the profiteroles.