In honour of the return of the Great British Bake Off I decided to have a go at the scariest pastry of all - the profiterole.
I'm not silly, I'm not going to try for a Croque-en-bouche, no matter how amazing they look or how many teeth they have the ability to crack. For this challenge, some pastry with a variant of a custardy-mix with some form of sweet topping will do me!
Sidestepping the advanced techniques used by Good Housekeeping, I settled on a recipe by Nigella in How to be a Domestic Goddess.
Stage 1: make the pastry
Then make the pastry into small turds on a baking sheet using a large guage piping attachment. I really tried not to make turds, but it just wanted to be like that!
Stage 2: make the custard
Stage 3: pile it up with toffee sauce
Can you hear the sound of my diet blasted into a million pieces?