Today I want to share with you a simple and amazingly beautiful dessert that will rock your socks off and impress the next time you entertain! I am inspired to make what I am calling "Hamilton's Profiteroles" in part by the amazingly wonderful and incredible Broadway musical "Hamilton: An American Musical".
Anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge theater geek! I listen to more Broadway soundtracks than just about anything else and when my youngest daughter held me captive on a long car ride and insisted that I listen to the Hamilton soundtrack I was immediately hooked! I always try to garner inspiration for recipes from the things in life that I love and so I went looking to see if I could find out what Alexander Hamilton's favorite food may have been.
Since food historians cannot specifically pinpoint a certain dish, they do note that at a dinner where Hamilton and James Madison were entertained at the home of Thomas Jefferson, they were served a dish for dessert that impressed the first secretary of the treasury. He recalled that it appeared as if ice cream had been baked into a pastry shell and I immediately knew it had to be the French dessert profiteroles.
Since Jefferson was the French ambassador before serving as President I figured this was a good assumption. That his dinner parties would have been filled with French cuisine and dishes inspired by his trips abroad. So here is my adaptation of Hamilton's Profiteroles.
A simple cream puff shell filled with ice cream and set in a pool of rasbperry coulis then drizzled with rich, dark chocolate sauce. This dessert borders on magical and how could anyone resist?
If you have not yet heard the soundtrack for Hamilton, I highly encourage you to seek it out and have a listen. It is wonderful and full of history. It puts a founding father's story into a beautiful arrangement and gives respect to someone who I sometimes think gets lost in the shuffle and may deserve a bit more recognition than we give him. If you are a history buff or a music lover, than this is definitely for you.
This is a passion for me as well as my 16 year old daughter Micah I hope you give this a try and I hope that you love it! Dive in and get a taste of history!
Find my Raspberry sauce video here: http://bit.ly/21dyUmP
See how to make the cream puff shells here: http://bit.ly/creampuffdough
See how I made this in my YouTube video: