Lazy Profiteroles with Caramel and Walnuts

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These Lazy Profiteroles with Caramel and Walnuts are relatively quick and utterly delicious dessert with a thick caramel sauce and roasted walnuts.

Hi, my friends. I hope you’re doing fine. So am I. Thanks for asking. Anyway, I am kind of behind my schedule as this post should have appeared yesterday or even better on Monday. The feeling of spring makes me lazy :)

Hopefully, these Lazy Profiteroles with Caramel and Walnuts help rectify my horrible behavior. “Why lazy?” You might ask. Honestly, I have no clue. I just opted for this name. As the matter of fact, they are not that lazy. Basically, you need to bake choux pastry as you would normally do. The simple thing is that you won’t fill profiteroles with cream. Instead, we are going to make a luscious caramel spread and cover the profiteroles in it and then sprinkle with the roasted walnuts. Sounds delicious? Indeed!

My mom used to make something similar when I was a kid (Which appeared to be…like…xxxxxx years ago). She often would make little choux pastry and simply mix them with some sweetened condensed milk and then dust with cocoa powder.

Lazy Profiteroles with Caramel and Walnuts

I remembered this simple yet delicious idea this year. I decided to recreate it but just make it a little bit more sophisticated (And if you know me, everything which includes dulce de leche is deemed to be sophisticated.)

You know what is the best part about these Lazy Profiteroles with Caramel and Walnuts? You don’t need to worry about the perfect shape of your profiteroles. Make them small, round, long, beautiful, zigzag-shaped, star-shaped, or ugly. My mom would pipe the pastry in a shape of tiny finger cookies. In fact, the ones you see here are not the best for this dish – the smaller, the better, in this case.

Thus, if you are not familiar with choux pastry yet, those lazy profiteroles would be the perfect recipe to practice and master your skills (Btw, there’s nothing complicated in choux pastry!) Once you feel comfortable with this idea, we will proceed to some filled profiteroles. Don’t you worry – I have some lovely ideas to share with you.

8 thoughts on “Lazy Profiteroles with Caramel and Walnuts

  1. Laura says:

    I was going to say, “you had me at ‘lazy’, but honestly, it’s the ‘profiteroles’ that has me. I neeeed to make some Choux and get this together, especially with the sophistication of the caramel. My mouth waters…. thanks for the recipe, Ben!

  2. Katherine | Love In My Oven says:

    I want this whole bowl!! Anything with caramel….I”m in!! I definitely need to try choux pastry at some point – this looks like a pretty good place to start. And spring? What spring?! All I see is white outside of my window :(

  3. David @ Spiced says:

    Spring? Spring? You clearly must be living south of me as we’ve had about 24″ of snow this past week. I welcome the thought of Spring! Also, I welcome the thought of these profiteroles. This isn’t the way I’ve made profiteroles in the past, but I love it. Kinda like “reach in and grab one” type of recipe. Or in my case, “reach in, grab the whole plate and start running before Ben can catch me” type of recipe. These look delicious…and definitely not lazy! :-)
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  4. Dawn - Girl Heart Food says:

    I’ve never made profiteroles, but I’ve seen choux pastry being made on cooking shows and have always wanted to give it a go.
    Our winter here hasn’t been too bad at all, though we are expecting snow this weekend, but hopefully that won’t happen! I’ll have to prepare though with lots of snacks and maybe it’ll be an opportunity to finally try my hand at profiteroles :) These look too good not to try, especially with the caramel and crunchy walnuts! Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. says:

    We would be glad to be experiencing any glimpses of spring here too Ben, but at the moment the temperature is still hovering around zero and we’re still expecting more snow. It’s been so long since I’ve made profiteroles. I laughed when I thought of that time which was when Lynne and I made a tower of profiteroles. Maybe it’s time to make that tower again but with this different version with the luscious caramel spread over the tops instead of filling with cream the traditional way. I like it Ben, thanks! Hope you have a great weekend!

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