Real Eclairs with Real Custard and Real Chocolate Glaze Recipe

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Submitted by kdim

Makes 12 servings



As a kid I occasionally enjoyed a real éclair. However, the difficulty of finding a real éclair today is surprising, request an éclair and I am shown maple or chocolate bars/boats-éclairs they are not though sometimes they masquerade as such ?the horror! They are delicious as doughnuts, if you want a doughnut, yet there is something special and even festive regarding éclairs ?you may find the Choux pastry though not the custard or I lucked out and had Choux Pastry and the real custard, mmm-NO, it tasted like garlic, I do not know what they did but no good. I found this recipe and I am willing to give it a try. http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1713,146190-241205,00.html

Recipe Ingredients for Real Eclairs with Real Custard and Real Chocolate Glaze


Eclair Shells:
1 c. water
1 stick butter
1 tsp. sugar
1 c. flour,sifted
4 eggs,lg.

CUSTARD:
3/4 c. flour
1 c. sugar
3 c. milk
4 eggs,lg
1 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. vanilla

Glaze:
6 oz. semi sweet chocolate pieces
1 tbsp. vegetable shortening

Recipe Directions for Real Eclairs with Real Custard and Real Chocolate Glaze

  1. Shells:

  2. Preheat oven to hot 400 degrees.

  3. Bring water, butter, and sugar to a full rolling boil in a large saucepan.

  4. Add flour all at once.

  5. Stir vigorously with a wooden spoon and cook about 1 minute or until mixture forms a thick smooth ball that leaves sides of saucepan clean.

  6. Remove from heat; cool slightly.

  7. Add eggs, one at a time, beating vigorously after each addition, until paste is shiny and smooth and breaks away in strands.

  8. Paste will separate as you add each egg, but with continued beating, it will smooth out, become stiff and hold its shape.

  9. With well buttered hands, shape paste into 4 x 1 1/2

  10. inch strips. (You should have enough for 12 eclairs.) As each eclair is formed, place on a lightly greased cookie sheet.

  11. (A toothpick placed under each eclair will help prevent an air bubble forming under the eclair.)

  12. Bake in a preheated hot oven for 40 minutes or until golden brown.

  13. Cool on wire rack. If used, remove toothpicks.

  14. CUSTARD:

  15. Combine flour, sugar in a medium saucepan; stir in milk.

  16. Bring to boil, stirring constantly over low heat, until bubbles.

  17. Cook, stirring 3 to 4 minutes, until mixture is thick. Remove from heat.

  18. Beat eggs lightly in a medium bowl; beat in 1 cup of hot milk mixture.

  19. Return egg mixture to saucepan.

  20. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat, 1 to 2 minutes, until thick; do not boil.

  21. Add butter and vanilla; pour into a bowl.

  22. Refrigerate with wax paper on surface for 2 hours or until cold.

  23. Fill each eclair with 1/4 cup custard, by either cutting off the top of eclair, or use a cake decorator with a small tip and fill through small hole made with very small knife.

  24. GLAZE:

  25. 6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate pieces

  26. 1 tbsp. vegetable shortening

  27. Combine ingredients in a small bowl and set over hot, not boiling, water to melt.

  28. Let cool 2 minutes. Spoon over eclairs.

Categories

Dessert, Bake

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 172.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
364
Calories from Fat
162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
18.0g
28%
Saturated Fat
10.0g
50%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
152mg
51%
Sodium
128mg
5%
Potassium
155mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
43.3g
14%
Dietary Fiber
1.5g
6%
Sugars
28.6g
Protein
8.7g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 9% Iron 8%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in cholesterol
  • High in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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