Saturday, 18 February 2012

Icelandic Profiteroles - Isländska Semlor

Once a year in Iceland we dedicate a whole day for these treats.... it's called "Bolludagur". Everyone goes crazy for them and they come in all kinds of different flavors.

125ml milk
200ml water
150g flour
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
100g butter
4 eggs, lightly beaten

strawberry jam
5dl simple cream

chocolate sauce:
200g dark chocolate
30g butter
125ml full fat milk

1. Preheat the oven to 200˚C. Sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Place the milk, cold water, salt, sugar into a pan and set over a low heat. Once the sugar and salt has dissolved add the butter. Once the butter has melted, bring to a rolling boil. Turn off the heat then tip in the flour and beat vigorously with a wooden spoon. As soon as the mixture starts to come away from the side of the pan, stop beating and tip onto a plate to cool.

2. Return the mixture to the pan, then gradually beat in the eggs, a little at a time, mixing well between each addition, until you have a smooth paste.

3. Line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper. Spoon the pastry into a piping bag. Now pipe small balls onto the baking sheet, spaced well apart. Bake for 18-20 minutes until well risen and golden brown.

4. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before filling.

5. Whip the cream until fluffy. Cut each one in half. Add a teaspoon of strawberry jam on the bottom then the cream and close with the top.

6. For the chocolate sauce, break the chocolate into small pieces in a heatproof bowl and melt in the microwave. When the chocolate has melted add the butter and stir. Gradually whisk in the milk until you have a smooth sauce. Serve the cream-filled profiteroles with the hot chocolate sauce drizzled over.


Anonymous said...

Er að baka þessar í þessum töluðu!

artistforever said...

Hello! I have never been to Iceland but your recipes looking so good! This recipe or another would be great for - please check it out. I am promoting every recipe on Twitter, Fb and Pinterest - all are growing too. Have a great day!

Rebecca Subbiah said...

wow these look amazing

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog, and love it! I'm planning dinners parties based on your recipes.
This recipe is especially great since I'm allergic to nuts. I'll make a point to head to Iceland for this sweet holiday sometime. Luckily, NYC is not that far!