Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Éclair au Chocolat - Chocolate Eclairs

French pastries are very much well known around the world. After croissant, the most favourite pastry of mine is éclairs especially with chocolate. An éclair is an oblong shaped pastry made usually with choux dough which is later filled with a cream and topped with a simple icing. Choux pastry goes for simple ingredients like flour,egg,butter and water. Yes this choux pastry dough is typically piped into an oblong shape with a pastry bag and baked until it turns crisp which sounds hollow inside. Once this baked oblong shaped pastry gets baked, they are filled with either vanilla, chocolate or coffee flavoured custard cream or else simply with whipped cream. However the modern versions of fillings varies from fruit fillings to nut fillings. Since i dont want to change anything, i just sticked with my all time favourite chocolate éclair.

Éclair au Chocolat, Chocolate eclairs

Eclair au chocolat asks for loads of work but trust me the end result will definitely amaze you. Though you dont own a pastry bag, you can still make beautiful chocolate eclair.Ziploc bags works awesome, for me Eclairs are seriously very easy to make. They doesnt require any attention, a very straight forward process is needed to make this ultimate dessert. Yes you will end up with an impressive and extremely tasty dessert. If you are a pastry lover, if you havent tasted yet this pastry at any pastry shop,then you are seriously missing something delicious. Now you doesnt need any excuse to make this beautiful chocolate loaded Eclairs au chocolat which will definitely please your tastebuds. You might have noticed that am running a whole month of blogging marathon and this beauties are going for this month's blogging as am posting recipes from French Cuisine.

Chocolate Eclairs, Eclairs au chocolat

Choux Pastry Dough:
1/3cup Milk
1/2cup Water
3/4cup All purpose flour
100grms Butter
1/2tsp Salt
3nos Eggs (beatened)

Preheat the oven to 350F, add the water, milk,sugar, butter in a pan and bring them boil in medium flame.

Once the butter gets melts, take the pan from the flame and add immediately the flour,mix well and cook in simmer again until the dough get stiff.

Transfer this dough to a large bowl, add the beatened eggs one by one until the dough turns like puree but slightly stiff.

Now fill this dough in a pastry bag and pipe out oblong shapes and bake them in middle rack for 20minutes.

Créme Pâtissière au chocolat/Chocolate Pastry cream:
1+1/3cup Milk
2 Egg yolks
200grams Dark Chocolate bar (chopped)
1tsp Vanilla extract
1tbsp Cornflour
1/4cup Sugar

Heat the milk with chopped chocolate in simmer, meanwhile whisk the egg yolks with sugar and vanila extract.

Add the hot milk slowly and whisk everything, transfer this mixture in a saucepan and whisk until they turns thick in simmer.

Pour it in a bowl and cover it with a clingfilm right on the surface of this chocolate pastry cream to prevent the skin forming and cool it completely.

Fill a pastry bag with this pastry cream with a small tip. Insert the tip inside the eclairs and fill the oblong shaped eclairs until its gets well filled.

For Chocolate Ganache:
200grms Dark chocolate bar (chopped)
1/2cup Heavy cream
1tbsp Butter (unsalted)

Bring boil the heavy cream,add immediately the chopped dark chocolate pieces, mix well and until you get a shiny thick chocolate sauce, remove it from the flame.

Whisk for a while,now add the butter and mix well.

Now dip gently the top of the chocolate pastry cream filled eclairs to the chocolate ganache.

Let it sit for half an hour in fridge and enjoy as desserts.

Éclair au Chocolat, French Pastry Chocolate Eclairs

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Usha Rao said... Reply To This Comment

One of my favorites as well. Bookmarking the recipe.

A Kamalika Krishmy said... Reply To This Comment

Priya ur eclairs are so tempting. Especially the one after it has been bitten

Sapana Behl said... Reply To This Comment

Eclair au chocolat came out so perfect Priya.You have become a pro in French pastries.

Nisha Sundar said... Reply To This Comment

Oh Priya. I was waiting for this recipe. Glad you chose this. I fell in love with it in the first bite. :) They are so good... :)

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

With that many number of eggs in the recipe, I may never try it at home. Nevertheless your eclairs are looking tempting with that chocolate glaze.

Smruti Shah said... Reply To This Comment

No better recipe than eclairs from E!! Great choice and well made. Your eclairs look so tempting.

Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely eclairs ! Brings back memories of our Paris trip....

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

You are driving me crazy with all your French delicacies. This looks so tempting and you have nailed it :)

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

OMG ! This is awesome, and you're a master so you can say not much work , for people like me it's a job . Beautifully made tempting chocolate eclairs .

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

so delicious priya..wish this was eggless..:(

The Pumpkin Farm said... Reply To This Comment

for the longest time, i have had this in my to do so vary for some reason....

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

I love working with choux pastry. These eclairs look absolutely divine...

Padma Rekha said... Reply To This Comment

I wanted to try this for long time butyou know! you made them so perfectly bookmarked..

Pavani N said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, what a stunning French pastry. Chocolate eclairs look amazing.

Srividhya Gopalakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

I second Sandhya.. awesome share yaar. Learning a lot.

Biny's Recipes said... Reply To This Comment

Hello Priya...these eclairs are really chocolaty....

Amara Annapaneni said... Reply To This Comment

Amazing French recipes Priya, love the eclairs. They came out so perfect. Bookmarked the recipe:)

Nalini's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

This has been in my to do list so long.Absolutely delicious one.

Red said... Reply To This Comment

They look so delicious, but I know I will not take the time to try these.

rajani said... Reply To This Comment

absolutely delicious priya!

Harshita Kapur said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious! I hope I could grab one from my laptop's screen :P

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Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

this just looks utterly divine - delicious

Priya Srinivasan said... Reply To This Comment

Very pretty priya! Totally sinful! !

Ruchi Indu said... Reply To This Comment

I guess our old eclairs chocolate got the idea from these french pastries. Beautifully made

veena krishnakumar said... Reply To This Comment

wow!!!So beautifully done!!