Thursday, 28 July 2011

Chocolate Eclairs Recipe

For 24 eclairs @10cm long
Ingredients :
Choux buns
125 ml butter
3 jumbo eggs or 4 large
250 ml boiling water
250 ml cake flour

Fhe filling
100gr dark chocolate – melted
2 tbsp caster sugar
250 ml cream – whipped

Instructions :
1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
2. Prepare a baking sheet by  spraying it with non-stick spray or lining it with baking paper.
3. Boil the water in a small pot  and add the butter and allow to melt.
4. Add all the cake flour in at once and stir with a wooden spoon until the mixture comes away from the sides of the pot.
5. Remove from the heat and place the mixture in the bowl of your mixer.
6. Beat the flour mixture for about 1 minute so that it can cool and then add the eggs one by one, beating in between each addition of eggs.
7. Spoon the mixture into a piping bag and pipe 10cm long choux buns on the baking paper.
8. Bake for 25 minutes, remove from the oven and make a small cut on the side of each choux bun to release the steam.
9. Place back in the oven, with heat now reduced to 160C.
10.Bake for another 5 minutes or until choux buns have now hardened.
11.Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.
12.Keep in an airtight container until needed.