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Eclair Recipe

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Eclair RecipeEclair Recipe

Ingredients:
Dough;

  • 100 gr. butter,
  • 1 cup water,
  • 1,5 cups flour,
  • 3 eggs,
  • 25 gr. vanilla powder,
  • 1 teaspoon sugar,
  • 1 pinch salt.

Custard filling;

  • 2 tablespoons flour,
  • 2 tablespoons starch,
  • 1 egg,
  • 4 tablespoons sugar,
  • 25 gr. vanilla powder,
  • 2 cups whole milk.

Chocolate Sauce;

  • 80 gr. chocolate,
  • 2 tablespoons milk,
  • 1 tablespoon butter.

Preparation:

  1. Place the water and butter in a large saucepan and stir over low heat until the butter melts,
  2. Add the sugar and stir,
  3. Before the water boils, add in the salt and flour and whisk really well until you get a smooth lump-free mixture,
  4. Cook until the batter thickens and form a soft dough that separates away from the sides,
  5. Remove from heat and let it cool, then crack the eggs into the dough one by one, whisking really well in between each addition,
  6. Finally incorporate in the vanilla, whisk well until thickened and let it rest for 10-15 mins,
  7. Transfer the dough into a piping bag and pipe long thick strips onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper,
  8. Bake at 190 degrees celsius until golden on top,
  9. Turn the heat off and let them cool down without removing from the oven,
  10. For the custard filling, stir together all the ingredients except the milk,
  11. Now add in the milk and whisk well,
  12. Cook over low heat until thickened, then remove from heat,
  13. For the chocolate sauce, melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave,
  14. Stir together melted chocolate, melted butter and warm milk,
  15. Once the custard cools down, make a slit on the side of each eclair piece (without cutting all the way through) and fill the gap with custard,
  16. Pour over the chocolate sauce and refrigerate 1-2 hours before serving.

Bon appétit…

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