Crab Profiteroles

Preparation info

  • Serve

    4 to 6

    unless otherwise stated.
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

Two Fat Ladies Obsessions

By Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright

Published 1999

  • About

This is a delicious idea from Karin Perry, good for “eaty firsties” with drinks or as an hors d’oeuvre They are excellent piping hot.


  • ¾ cup ( sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups water
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Cut the butter into cubes and put it with the water into a heavy pan. Heat gently until the butter melts, then bring to a rapid boil. Quickly tip in the flour. Remove the pan from the heat and beat the mixture violently with a wooden spoon. As soon as the dough is smooth and starts to leave the sides of the pan, add the salt. Set the saucepan in a sink of cold water to cool for 10 minutes.