Homemade Chocolate Eclairs



Homemade Chocolate Eclairs

Homemade Chocolate Eclairs are the ultimate indulgence for any dessert lover. These delicate pastries, filled with creamy custard and topped with rich chocolate glaze, are a classic French treat that never goes out of style. Whether you’re serving them at a special occasion or simply satisfying your sweet tooth, these homemade eclairs will surely impress.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil. Stir in flour until the mixture forms a ball.
  2. Transfer the dough to a mixing bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Transfer the dough to a piping bag and pipe 3-inch long strips onto the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 375°F (190°C) and bake for an additional 25-30 minutes or until eclairs are golden brown.
  6. While the eclairs cool, prepare the custard filling. In a saucepan, whisk together milk, sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Cook over medium heat until thickened.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Let the custard cool.
  8. Cut cooled eclairs in half and fill with custard.
  9. For the chocolate glaze, heat heavy cream until hot but not boiling. Pour over chopped chocolate and stir until smooth.
  10. Dip the top of each eclair into the chocolate glaze and let it set.
  11. Enjoy your Homemade Chocolate Eclairs!

Total Time: 2 hours

Yield: 12 eclairs

Homemade Chocolate Eclairs are a delightful French pastry filled with creamy custard and topped with chocolate glaze. Make these at home for a sweet treat that’s sure to impress!

Nutrition Information (per eclair): Calories: 320, Total Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 120mg, Sodium: 140mg, Total Carbohydrates: 26g, Dietary Fiber: 1g, Sugars: 14g, Protein: 6g

Homemade Chocolate Eclairs are a labor of love, but the result is well worth the effort. These elegant pastries will make you feel like a pastry chef in your own kitchen. Share them with friends and family or savor them all to yourself. Bon appétit!

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