Homemade Chocolate Eclairs

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Phyllis owens

By
@justaladyintx

I found this recipe from a dear friend of mine that keep my daughter while I worked. She now has passed away and I thought I would share this yummy treat.

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What an easy way to prepare eclairs! Do be sure to double the recipe as Phyllis suggests... you'll be glad you did. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★☆ 16 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6-12
Prep:
35 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • CREAM PUFFS

  • 1/2 c
    boiling water
  • 1/4 c
    butter
  • 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 3
    eggs
  • CREAM FILLING FOR PUFFS

  • 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 1/4 c
    flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 1/2 c
    scalded milk
  • 1
    egg beaten
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    butter
  • 3/4 Tbsp
    vanilla

How to Make Homemade Chocolate Eclairs

Step-by-Step

  1. First off, I doubled this recipe when I made it because my family would devour this in one sitting.

    Pour boiling water in a saucepan, bring to a boil and stir in butter until butter melts. Now add flour all at once and stir constantly with a wooden spoon until the mixture leaves the side of the pan and forms a ball. Remove from the heat. IMMEDIATELY add unbeaten eggs one at a time beating to a smooth paste after each one. Then beat the mixture until smooth and velvety. Drop by heaping tablespoons onto a greased baking sheet, keeping mounds uniform in shape and height, about three inches apart. Bake in Hot Oven (450F) 15 minutes or until well puffed and delicately browned. Then reduce heat to 300f and bake 30 to 40 minutes longer. This will bake the centers thoroghly, but puffs should become no browner. Remove to a cake rack to cool. When cool cut off tops with a sharp knife. Fill with cream Filling, thick custard,whipped cream or Ice Cream, and replace tops.
  2. For Cream filling, Mix sugar, flour and salt in the top of double boiler. Gradually stir in the hot milk and cook over the direct heat until thickened, stirring constatnly! Stir a little of the hot mixture into the beaten egg, return this to the rest of the mixture, add the butter and place over the boiling water, stirring constantly for 2 minutes. Remove from heat stir in flavoring and cool. Fill into cream puffs. I added some choclate frosting for the tops. Refrigerate if not eaten same day.

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About Homemade Chocolate Eclairs

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American




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