éclairs

eclairs

A french dessert…Nous aimons éclair!

First we would like to wish you all a happy,  healthy and joy for the NEW YEAR 2016! (we know a month too late, so sorry hihi) With full of great achievements and of course lots of baking and traveling with family and friends! New opportunities and chances, so go for it!

This time we made these delicious éclairs! An éclair is a French dessert made from choux dough which you also can use for cream puffs, beignets etc. Filled with cream or custard, topped with chocolate ganache. We used whipped cream but custard is delicious too. In French, éclair means ‘ flash of lightning’ because its eaten quickly. Yes we can understand why…cause its YUM! The difference between this  dough and any other is, you don’t use yeast or baking powder/soda. But you use steam instead!

We got this recipe from a friend Laura, her dad used to work in a bakery. So it should be good, and yes as you can see it turned out nicely!

So here you go, an easy but delicious éclair recipe!

Ingredients

100 gram butter
100 ml milk
100 ml water
100 gram flower (sifted)
4 egg
pinch of salt
1/4 tea spoon vanilla sugar

Filling
Whipped cream

Chocolate ganache

200 gram chocolate
155 ml cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  2. Put the butter, milk, salt, vanilla sugar and water in a pan and bring it to boil.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and add the sifted flower, mix it strongly with a wooden spoon and return the pan to the heat (low).
  4. Stir it for about 2 min untill you see that some of the dough(forms a stiff ball) sticks to the bottom of the pan
  5. Transfer the dough to a bowl, let it cool of a lil bit and add 1 egg one at a time with a wooden spoon or a mixer. ( Don’t get scared if it looks like the dough doesn’t come together, just keep mixing) until you get this smooth batter.
  6. Cover baking pan with parchment paper.
  7. Put the batter in a pastry bag and pipe the dough into long strips
  8. Bake it for about 15 min and reduce heat to 165 degrees for 20 min
  9. Remove eclairs and prick each with a skewer on both side to release steam and let it cool of. (here you can make holes in it to or like us cut it in half)
  1. Transfer the whipped cream into a piping bag and put it on the éclairs
  2. Chop the chocolate.
  3. Place cream in a pan over medium low heat till its hot (not boiling)
  4. Pour the cream over the chopped chocolate and let it rest for 2 min.
  5. Stir it until you get this smooth chocolate sauce.
  6. Dip the éclairs into the chocolate ganache
  7. Top it of with anything you like

That’s it enjoy!!

Ingredients

 

dough

dough 1

eclair

chocolate ganache

eclair 1

eclairs2

result eclairs

 

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132 responses to “éclairs

  1. Wow! You have so many replies to this! I can see why! Those look like the real thing! It’s nice that the recipe came from someone who works at a bakery! Thank you!

    • Hihi thank you Randyjw! And your welcome. Yes eclairs..such a delicious treat you can’t resist hihi. If you give it a try, let us know how it went :).

      • Alright; I’ll try to remember. I’d have to figure out the metric conversion, but I could guesstimate well-enough at this point in my life. Thanks. I’ll need to check out more of your posts; you have lots of good stuff to explore!

  2. By the way, the whipped-cream version is a good idea, as well. It reminds me of a “Napoleon” (sublime dessert deliciousness). Have you ever had one? The custard one is more familiar to me, and the filling is often similar to what makes up a Boston creme pie, of sorts. It’s almost like a giant eclair in pie form (but I much prefer eclairs, due to the pastry, rather than pie crust; and more of it, to boot)!

    • Pyllek, thank you for the nice comment, we really appreciate it! We first thought the same, but actually its not that difficult to make hihi. Thanks for stopping by our blog 🙂

    • Hi Grandmasaysblog! Oeh delicious, éclairs are perfect for Christmas dessert! And that’s really a good idea to shape it into a wreath and decorate it! Beautiful and delicious hihi. Thanks for stopping by our blog 😀

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  4. Thanx for stopping by by blog! And oh my God, my childhood obsession, eclairs!!!! They’re a lot more popular in Europe than in the US. Darn, now I wanna go make them! I LOVE your blog, def subbie :))))

    • Hi 22FashionEngineers! Hihi your sweet comment really made us smile! We are glad you like this post and our blog. Yes eclairs,especially in France, are like donuts in the US. Well enjoy making these Eclairs and relive your childhood memories hihi. Thank you for stopping by our blog and the subscribe. Really appreciate it 😀

    • Thank you Succesencourager! We are glad you like this post! Yes you can also use gluten free flour with this recipe. Enjoy making these eclairs! 😀

    • Hello Maria! Yes, eclairs are so yum!! Thank you for your compliment, glad you like our blog :). In the beginning it’s always a bit confusing how everything works hihi, after a while you will get the hang of it hihi:). Your welcome, have a nice day Maria xoxo

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