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Eclairs

Ingredients

  • Choux pastry

  • 1 litre water

  • 400g unsalted butter

  • 2 tbsps caster sugar

  • 750g plain flour

  • 12 eggs

  • Chocolate sauce

  • 200g dark cooking chocolate

  • 100g unsalted butter

  • Custard

  • 500ml full cream milk

  • 100g caster sugar

  • 6 egg yolks

  • 1 tbsp vanilla essence

  • 4 tbsps corn flour

  • water

Method

  • Choux pastry :

  • 1.

    Combine the water, 400g butter and 2 tbsps of caster sugar in a large saucepan and heat until all butter is melted. Take off the heat and stir in the plain flour, pour in one egg at a time and mix until all incorporated.

  • Chocolate sauce:

  • 1.

    In the microwave melt together 200g chocolate and 100g butter.

  • Custard:

  • 1.

    Cream together egg yolks, sugar and vanilla essence.

  • 2.

    In a saucepan heat the milk to just below boiling then whisk in the creamed egg, mix and simmer for 1 minute. Thicken with corn flour (combine 4 tbsps corn flour with enough water to form a loose paste then whisk into egg and milk).

  • 3.

    5. Once the pastry has cooled to a handleable temperature spoon it into a piping bag and pipe 5-8cm long pastries onto a lined oven tray (leave gaps between each one as they do grow). Bake at 150-180C for 45 minutes.

  • 4.

    6. Allow the ├ęclairs to cool then fill with custard and top with chocolate.

Notes

For more information and recipes from this series, click on the following link www.aliveandcooking.com.au

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