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Chocolate Eclairs

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Chocolate Eclairs is made out of choux pastry dough, quite similar to profiteroles, they can be filled up with various other flavorful fillings. A dish which can be very easily made and anybody can make their own versions.
Ingredients
  Eggs 5 Small
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Baking unsweetened chocolate 6 Ounce, chopped
  Milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg yolks 4
  Granulated sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Unsweetened chocolate 5 Ounce
  Butter 2 Ounce
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a pot, mix water, milk, butter, sugar, and salt. Bring to a boil.
2. Once butter has completely melted, take off flame, and slowly pour in flour, stirring constantly.
3. Put pot back on flame and continue to work it with a wooden spoon. Continue stirring and kneading with spoon until the dough dries out and stops sticking to the sides of the pot.
4. Take off flame. Add eggs, one at a time, stirring energetically.
5. Fill a piping bag with batter. Butter a baking sheet. Squeeze out "finger-sized éclairs" onto baking sheet, well-spaced.
6. Bake for 10 minutes at 250 degrees centigrade. Then turn oven down to 230 degrees centigrade and bake another 10-12 minutes with the oven door open.

MAKING
7. Melt chopped chocolate and milk in a pot, and bring to light boil, remove.
8. In a bowl, whisk yolks and sugar until it whitens.
9. Slowly add flour, stirring.
10. Slowly add chocolate and milk, stirring until homogenous.
11. Put back in pot, bring to light boil, stirring constantly, until mix thickens and becomes smooth, this the cream filling.
12. When cream cools off (and éclairs have cooled off as well), you can begin filling the éclairs .
13. Cut a small slit lengthwise, and then stuff with cream, using your baking sac or a small spoon.

FINALISING
14. Melt chocolate for icing with water in a small pot over a low flame.
15. Once melted add butter, whisking the whole time. Should look shiny and creamy!
16. Remove from heat. Spread a thin layer on each éclair, using a spatula.
17. Allow to rest until icing hardens a bit.

SERVING
18. Serve cool.

TIP
Even if you are making fewer than 20 chocolate éclairs, make the full quantity of dough as it will prepare better! (You can always freeze what you don't use)

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Feel: 
Creamy
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Chocolate
Interest: 
Aphrodisiac
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
5
Story
Chocolate eclairs is something, that i still remember making at college, something we always craved for, but yes it always teaches you patience. Chocolate eclairs are every kids favorite and was mine too, and still is, I guess. I simply love 'em!!

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