Barry's Eclairs and Cream Puffs

Bruce Hoffman


This is a recipe Barry made at our 2015 Hoffman family reunion. A sweet treat made extra sweet by our special ingredient "love" (Non-GMO, grass-fed, unprocessed LOVE).

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1/2 c
(1 stick) unsalted butter
1/2 tsp
1 c
all purpose flour
3 large
1 large
egg white
1/2 c
unsalted butter
10 oz
semi-sweet baking chocolate
1/8 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 c
confectioner sugar
1 c
3 c


1Prepare pudding, using your favorite recipe, and put in the refrigerator.
2Cut one stick of butter into half inch pieces and melt in a saucepan.
3Add one cup of water and salt into saucepan with the butter and bring to a boil.
4Remove from heat. Using a wooden spoon, quickly stir in a cup of all purpose flour.
5Return to medium-high heat and stir constantly until the mixture pulls away from the side and a film forms on the bottom of the pan. This takes about 3 minutes.
6Remove from heat. Use a wooden spoon and mix fast by hand until slightly cooled, about 1 minute.
7Continue to stir while adding eggs one at a time until a soft peak forms when touched with your finger. If peak does not form, lightly beat remaining egg white and mix into the batter, a little at a time, until it does.
8Add mixture to a pastry bag(or zip lock bag with a corner cut out).
9Squeeze a 3 inch long section of the batter onto a buttered cookie sheet. Yields 12-16 (To make the cream puffs, squeeze batter straight down to make a "mound").
10Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 35 minutes.
11Remove from oven and punch a hole in the end. Bake for 10 minutes more. Turn the oven off and let cool in the oven for 10 more minutes
12To make the glaze, slowly melt the butter, chocolate and vanilla together. Stir until evenly mixed together. Remove from heat and drizzle on the eclairs or cram puffs.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Puddings, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: French
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtags: #cream-puffs, #Eclairs