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Nutella Cream Puffs with Chocolate & Coffee Ganache | Profiteroles

A classic French pastry meets Nutella. A decadent treat with whipped cream, Nutella, chocolate and powdered sugar. This recipe comes with easy step-by-step photos to guide you.

Nutella Cream Puff with Chocolate & Coffee Ganache, the perfect Profiterole! Light, fluffy and creamy, this cream puff satisfies the chocolate lovers NEEDS! Stuffed with Nutella whipped cream and drizzled with a chocolate & coffee ganache. | FusionCraftiness.com | Profiterole, cream puff, choux pastry, nutella, whipped cream, chocolate ganache

Who wants to learn how to make AMAZING, decadent French pastries?  I know, I KNOW!!  Yes, you too can make these babies.  If I can, you can, with aplomb.  You’re welcome.

I have avoided baking for the longest time.  I failed at a few recipes, succeeded at a few.  In my doubting brain, I only remember the fails.  At some point I convinced myself you need to have the ‘baking’ gene in order to make delicious desserts and breads that people will drool over and shower you with compliments.

Nobody raved about my fresh baked loaf of bread, which I forgot to add the salt to, twice!  Arggg….  I made some ‘OK’ cookies a few times.  It didn’t take long before I gave up on baking.  I don’t have a sweet tooth so the motivation just wasn’t there.

Slowly, the lack of baking in my life started to nag at me.  My family loves sweets and I started to feel like I was letting them down.

So what did I do?  Learn to make French pastries, YIKES!!  I read about French pastries, scoured cookbooks and watched hours and hours of Youtube videos.  What I found was that although French pastries require some specific techniques, it wasn’t rocket science.  The important things to remember are:

  1. Use the right ingredients
  2. Use quality ingredients
  3. Pay attention to what you are supposed to look out for
  4. Learn the techniques, don’t just gloss over that part
  5. Start over if you mess up
  6. Weigh your ingredients, buy a scale if you don’t have one
  7. Have fun and try new things, always!

What is a cream puff?

A cream puff is a baked pastry made from choux pastry, also known as Pâte à Choux.  It is a wet dough that relies on baking in high heat to create the steam needed for the pastry to rise.  The result is a hollow center that allows for piping some delicious cream filling into.  This makes for a light yet decadent treat for you and anybody lucky enough to know you;)

This tutorial is for making the cream that is piped into cream puffs and drizzled with a chocolate and coffee ganache.  For the cream puff recipe click here.  It has step-by-step instructions with photos on how to make cream puffs, also known as profiteroles, from choux pastry.  This tutorial is very easy and shows you exactly what to look for to make the perfect puff pastry dough.

Now onto the amazing Nutella Cream Puffs with Chocolate and Coffee Ganache.  Ganache is a fancy word for melted chocolate and cream sauce.  I added some coffee because it gives the sauce a richer, slightly smokiness to it.

Nutella Cream Puff with Chocolate & Coffee Ganache, the perfect Profiterole! Light, fluffy and creamy, this cream puff satisfies the chocolate lovers NEEDS! Stuffed with Nutella whipped cream and drizzled with a chocolate & coffee ganache. | FusionCraftiness.com | Profiterole, cream puff, choux pastry, nutella, whipped cream, chocolate ganache

Punch a hole in the bottom of your pastry.

Nutella Cream Puff with Chocolate & Coffee Ganache, the perfect Profiterole! Light, fluffy and creamy, this cream puff satisfies the chocolate lovers NEEDS! Stuffed with Nutella whipped cream and drizzled with a chocolate & coffee ganache. | FusionCraftiness.com | Profiterole, cream puff, choux pastry, nutella, whipped cream, chocolate ganache

Ensure the hole is big enough for you piping bag.

Nutella Cream Puff with Chocolate & Coffee Ganache, the perfect Profiterole! Light, fluffy and creamy, this cream puff satisfies the chocolate lovers NEEDS! Stuffed with Nutella whipped cream and drizzled with a chocolate & coffee ganache. | FusionCraftiness.com | Profiterole, cream puff, choux pastry, nutella, whipped cream, chocolate ganache

Whip heavy cream or full cream on high speed with your mixer.  You may use a hand mixer.

Nutella Cream Puff with Chocolate & Coffee Ganache, the perfect Profiterole! Light, fluffy and creamy, this cream puff satisfies the chocolate lovers NEEDS! Stuffed with Nutella whipped cream and drizzled with a chocolate & coffee ganache. | FusionCraftiness.com | Profiterole, cream puff, choux pastry, nutella, whipped cream, chocolate ganache

Try not to over whip your cream.  You want soft peaks.

Nutella Cream Puff with Chocolate & Coffee Ganache, the perfect Profiterole! Light, fluffy and creamy, this cream puff satisfies the chocolate lovers NEEDS! Stuffed with Nutella whipped cream and drizzled with a chocolate & coffee ganache. | FusionCraftiness.com | Profiterole, cream puff, choux pastry, nutella, whipped cream, chocolate ganache

Add your Nutella and mix on high speed until well blended.

Nutella Cream Puff with Chocolate & Coffee Ganache, the perfect Profiterole! Light, fluffy and creamy, this cream puff satisfies the chocolate lovers NEEDS! Stuffed with Nutella whipped cream and drizzled with a chocolate & coffee ganache. | FusionCraftiness.com | Profiterole, cream puff, choux pastry, nutella, whipped cream, chocolate ganache
Nutella Cream Puff with Chocolate & Coffee Ganache, the perfect Profiterole! Light, fluffy and creamy, this cream puff satisfies the chocolate lovers NEEDS! Stuffed with Nutella whipped cream and drizzled with a chocolate & coffee ganache. | FusionCraftiness.com | Profiterole, cream puff, choux pastry, nutella, whipped cream, chocolate ganache

Scoop your Nutella whipped cream into your piping bag.  I used a plastic food storage bag and snipped the corner for piping into cream puff.

Nutella Cream Puff with Chocolate & Coffee Ganache, the perfect Profiterole! Light, fluffy and creamy, this cream puff satisfies the chocolate lovers NEEDS! Stuffed with Nutella whipped cream and drizzled with a chocolate & coffee ganache. | FusionCraftiness.com | Profiterole, cream puff, choux pastry, nutella, whipped cream, chocolate ganache
Nutella Cream Puff with Chocolate & Coffee Ganache, the perfect Profiterole! Light, fluffy and creamy, this cream puff satisfies the chocolate lovers NEEDS! Stuffed with Nutella whipped cream and drizzled with a chocolate & coffee ganache. | FusionCraftiness.com | Profiterole, cream puff, choux pastry, nutella, whipped cream, chocolate ganache

Pipe your cream into pastry hole, repeat until all is filled. Dust your pastries with powder sugar.   Make your chocolate ganache as directed and drizzle over pastries.  I used another plastic bag, snipped the corner and drizzled.  You may also use a squirt bottle, especially if you are going to make big batches of these decadent cream puffs.

Nutella Cream Puff with Chocolate & Coffee Ganache, the perfect Profiterole! Light, fluffy and creamy, this cream puff satisfies the chocolate lovers NEEDS! Stuffed with Nutella whipped cream and drizzled with a chocolate & coffee ganache. | FusionCraftiness.com | Profiterole, cream puff, choux pastry, nutella, whipped cream, chocolate ganache

Don’t be afraid to experiment with the fillings.  Let me know what inventions you came up with!

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Nutella Cream Puff with Chocolate & Coffee Ganache, the perfect Profiterole! Light, fluffy and creamy, this cream puff satisfies the chocolate lovers NEEDS! Stuffed with Nutella whipped cream and drizzled with a chocolate & coffee ganache. | FusionCraftiness.com | Profiterole, cream puff, choux pastry, nutella, whipped cream, chocolate ganache

Nutella Cream Puffs with Chocolate & Coffee Ganache

Yield: 16 cream puffs
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

A classic French pastry with the lovely Nutella cream filling.  Profiteroles make a lovely cream puff with whipped cream and Nutella, drizzled with more chocolate, of course.

Ingredients

  • 1 Choux Pastry recipe, baked into profiteroles
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 Tbs powdered sugar
  • 6 Tbs Nutella
  • 1 cup of dark chocolate pieces
  • 1/4 cup strong black coffee of a shot of espresso

Instructions

  1. Nutella whipped cream filling
    Add cream and powdered sugar to mixing bowl and mix on hight speed until soft peaks form, about 1-2 minutes.
  2. Add Nutella, mix on high for 30-60 seconds more.
  3. Add mixture to piping bag with medium tip or use a food storage bag, squeezing the cream into one corner and snipping off the corner with scissors.
  4. Pipe the mixture into the hole you made in the pastry, repeating until all pastries are filled.
  5. Chocolate Ganache topping
  6. In a microwave safe bowl, place chocolate in and microwave on high for 30 seconds, stir and microwave again for about 15 seconds, stir. The chocolate should have melted, if not repeat until chocolate is melted.
  7. Add cream, stir, add coffee, stir.
  8. Place ganache in a piping bag or food storage bag, same as above.
  9. Drizzle as desired.

Notes

Feel free to add more Nutella if desired. The more you add, the more dense the filling will be.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 205Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 32mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 2g

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Christine

Friday 10th of November 2017

How delicious! They look so good and the filling looks amazing! Love the step by step tutorial.

Tina

Friday 10th of November 2017

I think step-by-step makes pastries less scary to the non-initiated;)

katie

Friday 10th of November 2017

I haven't made pate a choux in years! I am totally loving this modern twist with the Nutella- Yum yum!

Tina

Friday 10th of November 2017

My mind goes a little crazy thinking about all that I can stuff them with.

Brian Jones

Thursday 9th of November 2017

Ha, great minds think alike, I made cream buffs for the first time in almost 20 years a couple of weeks ago :o

Tina

Friday 10th of November 2017

So easy right?! I don't know why I don't make them more often. They are like little gifts with a surprise inside.

rika

Thursday 9th of November 2017

I love cream puffs with vanilla. And I absolutely love the idea of adding Nutella!

Tina

Thursday 9th of November 2017

Nutella makes everything better, dontcha think?

Cheapskate Cook

Thursday 9th of November 2017

OH MY GOODNESS, THESE LOOK AMAZING. Cream puffs + nutella = the best two foods I never thought of putting together.

Tina

Thursday 9th of November 2017

I couldn't stop eating them! That's why I can't do French pastries very often, my waistline hurts;)

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