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barry's eclairs and cream puffs

a recipe by
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).

serves 12-16
prep time 2 Hr
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For barry's eclairs and cream puffs

  • 1/2 c
    (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
    all purpose flour
  • 3 lg
  • 1 lg
    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

How To Make barry's eclairs and cream puffs

  • 1
    Prepare pudding, using your favorite recipe, and put in the refrigerator.
  • 2
    Cut one stick of butter into half inch pieces and melt in a saucepan.
  • 3
    Add one cup of water and salt into saucepan with the butter and bring to a boil.
  • 4
    Remove from heat. Using a wooden spoon, quickly stir in a cup of all purpose flour.
  • 5
    Return 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.
  • 6
    Remove from heat. Use a wooden spoon and mix fast by hand until slightly cooled, about 1 minute.
  • 7
    Continue 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.
  • 8
    Add mixture to a pastry bag(or zip lock bag with a corner cut out).
  • 9
    Squeeze 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").
  • 10
    Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 35 minutes.
  • 11
    Remove 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
  • 12
    To 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.