Chocolate Eclairs

Eclairs are 1 of my family’s favorite desserts. It’s a perfect combination.   A crisp outside surrounds a smooth, creamy, lite every bit air custard as well as topped alongside a rich chocolate glaze – it’s sky on a plate.

I bought an Accent Decorator from Pampered Chef late as well as was anxious to drive it out. So when I offered to brand dessert for an upcoming instruct together, of course of written report I decided to convey chocolate eclairs. The decorator makes filling eclairs a breeze, but y'all tin utilization a pastry handbag every bit well.


  • 3/4 loving cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 loving cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 egg yolks, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Vanilla Pudding (above)
  • 1/2 loving cup whipping cream
  • 1 loving cup water
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 loving cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs, addition 1 extra, if needed
  • 1 loving cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 1/3 loving cup lite corn syrup
  • 3 teaspoons water


In a saucepan combine the sugar, flour as well as salt. Gradually stir inwards milk gently. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture starts to boil. Cook for 2 minutes more.

Remove from burner. Stir a pocket-sized quantity of the hot mixture into the beaten egg yolks, as well as straightaway add together egg yolk mixture to the hot mixture inwards the saucepan. Cook for 2 to a greater extent than minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from estrus as well as add together butter as well as vanilla. Transfer pudding mixture to a medium bowl. Cover alongside plastic; refrigerate until good chilled, near 1 hr or overnight.

When vanilla pudding is chilled, whip cream to shape soft peaks as well as gentle crease inwards to vanilla pudding. Keep covered as well as chilled until railroad train to use.

Preheat the oven to 425°. Line a sail pan alongside parchment paper. In a large saucepan, convey the water, butter, common salt as well as saccharide to a boil over medium-high heat. Remove saucepan from heat. Add flour all at once. Stir until all the flour is moistened, near 1 minute. 5.Return to estrus as well as cook, stirring constantly, for some other 1 to 2 minutes until dough forms a smoothen ball.

Scrape the mixture into a mixer fitted alongside a paddle attachment (or utilization a manus mixer). Mix at medium speed. With the mixer running, add together iii eggs, 1 egg at a time. Stop mixing afterwards each improver to scrape downwardly the sides of the bowl. Mix until the dough is smoothen as well as glossy as well as the eggs are completely incorporated. The dough should live thick, but should autumn slow as well as steadily from the beaters when y'all elevator them out of the bowl. If the dough is nonetheless clinging to the beaters, add together the remaining 1 egg as well as mix until incorporated.

Using a pastry handbag fitted alongside a large manifestly tip, pipage fatty lengths of dough (about the size as well as shape of a jumbo hot dog) onto the lined baking sheet, leaving 2 inches of infinite betwixt them. You should pick out 8 to 10 lengths.

Use your fingers to smoothen out whatever bumps of points of dough that stay on the surface. Bake xv minutes, as well as thus trim the estrus to 375° as well as bake until puffed upward as well as lite golden brown, near 25 minutes more. Try non to opened upward the oven door every bit good oft during the baking. Let cool on the baking sheet.

Fit a medium-size manifestly pastry tip over your index finger as well as utilization it to brand a hole inwards the destination of each eclair (or simply utilization your fingertip). Using a pastry handbag fitted alongside a medium-size manifestly tip, gently pipage the custard into the eclairs, using alone simply plenty to fill upward the within (don’t over fill upward them.)

Place the chocolate chips, margarine, as well as corn syrup inwards pocket-sized saucepan over depression estrus as well as stir until the chocolate as well as margarine melt, 2 minutes. Add the water, a teaspoon at a time, until the glaze is of a pouring consistency.

Dip the tops of the eclairs inwards the warm chocolate glaze (or spread on if that’s easier) as well as onset a sail pan. Chill, uncovered, at to the lowest degree 1 hr to laid the glaze. Serve chilled.

Pastry: adapted from the Food Network

Shiny Chocolate Glaze

slightly adapted from Chocolate from the Cake Mix Doctor

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