Delicious Soft Chocolate Eclairs

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Delicious Soft Chocolate Eclairs made with butter.  An éclair is an oblong pastry made with choux dough filled with a cream and topped with chocolate icing. The dough, which is the same as that used for profiterole, is typically piped into an oblong shape with a pastry bag and baked until it is crisp and hollow inside.

 

Yield: ±60 depending on size

Delicious Soft Chocolate Eclairs

Delicious Soft Chocolate Eclairs

An éclair is an oblong pastry made with choux dough filled with a cream and topped with chocolate icing. The dough, which is the same as that used for profiterole, is typically piped into an oblong shape with a pastry bag and baked until it is crisp and hollow inside.

You can shape this as you wish, despite the original éclair is an oblong pastry! I just love the variations we have here.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of water
  • 120 g butter
  • 1 cup of cake flour
  • 1 tablespoon castor sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • Drop vanilla essence
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • A drop vanilla essence
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa

Instructions

Allow the water, butter & vanilla essence to boil in a saucepan.

Remove from heat add the cake flour and castor sugar and mix.

Carry on mixing over very low heat until the paste form a ball and the sides of the saucepan are clean.

Place the ball in a mixing bowl and allow to cool.

Once cool beat in the eggs one at a time, blending well after each addition with a hand beater.

Pipe or spoon mixture onto a greased baking tray and bake in a preheated oven at 210° C for 10 minutes.

Lower the temperature to 180°C and bake for another 15 minutes or until golden brow. Leave in the warm oven for a while.

Serve with whipped cream and caramel treat with sliced bananas

Melt Bournville choc on a double boiler and add melted choc on eclairs.

Notes

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Prepared, tried, and tested Feriel Sonday 

Nutrition Information

Yield

60

Serving Size

2

Amount Per Serving Calories 35Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 14mgSodium 17mgCarbohydrates 4gFiber 0gSugar 2gProtein 1g

Please note, I am not a nutritionist. All nutrition information on this blog, EsmeSalon, has been calculated by using an online calculator and is intended for information and guidance purposes only. If the nutrition information is important to you, please be advised that you should consider calculating it yourself, using your preferred tool.

Need some more of these delicious treats to test?

 

Post Edited and updated November 12, 2020

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