Desserts

Scrumptious chocolate éclairs

Scrumptious chocolate éclairs

Happy New Year to all of you! May 2016 bring you happiness, prosperity and health. My last recipe of 2015 is a dessert I have loved ever since I was a little girl: chocolate éclairs. They look and taste beautifully and are an amazing choice for the New Year party desserts. They are so easy to make and you will definitely impress all your guests.

Scrumptious chocolate éclairs

Scrumptious chocolate éclairs

Scrumptious chocolate éclairs

Ingredients:

For the pastries:

  • 250 ml water
  • 150 ml sunflower oil
  • 250 g flour
  • 5 medium eggs
  • a pinch of salt

For the filling:

  • 750 ml milk
  • 150 g sugar
  • 8 tbsp corn flour
  • 100 g butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

For the glaze:

  • 100 g icing sugar
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 4 tbsp boiling water
  • dessicated coconut to decorate

Method:

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
  • To make the pastries: mix the water, oil and salt into a pan and bring it to the boil. Remove the pan from the heat, add the flour mixing quickly with a spatula. You will get a dough-like texture. Leave it to cool.
  • Add the eggs one by one and mix well until you get a smooth texture.
  • Line a large baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  • You can either use a piping bag or just a spoon to scoop the mixture onto the baking tray. Make sure you leave about 2 cm between each of the pastries.
  • Bake them at 180 degrees C until golden-brown.
  • To make the filling, boil 350 ml of milk with the sugar.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the flour with the other 400 ml milk.
  • Pour the milk and flour mixture over the sugar one and simmer them until the cream thickens.
  • Allow the cream to cool a bit, then add the butter and mix well. The cream will become really smooth and delicious.
  • Mix in the vanilla extract.
  • For the glaze, mix all the ingredients together.
  • Once the pastries are ready, transfer them to a rack and allow them to cool. Half each of the pastries and fill them with cream and glaze  with the cocoa powder mixture. Decorate with dessicated coconut.  Delicious!!!

Enjoy! :)

Scrumptious chocolate éclairs

Scrumptious chocolate éclairs

Scrumptious chocolate éclairs

Scrumptious chocolate éclairs

Scrumptious chocolate éclairs

Scrumptious chocolate éclairs

 

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  • Mary
    December 31, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    I’ve been telling myself for the past few months that I need to make eclairs – your recipe is just what I need. Thank you!

    • Daniela Apostol
      January 1, 2016 at 1:07 am

      They are always such a treat! I hope you’ll enjoy the recipe! ?

  • Immaculate
    January 1, 2016 at 12:12 am

    You’re killing me with these eclairs ! I just want to pick one up and eat it. Delish!

    • Daniela Apostol
      January 1, 2016 at 1:05 am

      I am glad you liked them! ? Saving you some ?

  • Sarah and Laura @ Wandercooks
    January 1, 2016 at 4:45 am

    Never made these before – but when they look that good – how can we resist! Onto the to-do list they go haha

    • Daniela Apostol
      January 1, 2016 at 5:03 am

      I hope you’ll like them ? Thank you for stopping by and Happy New Year!

  • Tracy | Baking Mischief
    January 1, 2016 at 7:08 am

    I’ve never made eclairs before, because I thought they were quite complicated and fussy, but your recipe looks very straightforward and so yummy! I think I’m going to have to give them a try now.

    • Daniela Apostol
      January 1, 2016 at 8:07 am

      Thank you, l am sure you’ll love these éclairs. Happy New Year!

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  • Emme
    January 1, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    These do look scrumptious! Now I have to try to make eclairs, I always thought they would be too difficult. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Daniela Apostol
      January 1, 2016 at 9:33 pm

      Thank you! They are really easy to make, I am sure you will enjoy making them! 🙂

  • Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness
    January 1, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    I too love eclairs. These eclairs look perfect. Great recipe!!

  • Fareeha
    January 2, 2016 at 4:48 am

    Wow, these looks so amazingly delicious, I could eat this in my sleep.. simply loving the eclairs

  • Revathi Palani
    January 2, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    OMG, these eclairs are amazingly drool worthy and justify your blog name 🙂

    • Daniela Apostol
      January 2, 2016 at 1:17 pm

      Thank you very much, l am happy that you like them ?

  • Manal Obieda
    January 3, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    One of my favorite desserts and one of the most requested on my catering menu…lovely pictures too Daniela…thanks for sharing

    • Daniela Apostol
      January 3, 2016 at 11:19 pm

      Thank you very much! They are very populat and rightly so, they just taste so good. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Manal Obieda
    January 3, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    I love these Daniella…great pics too..

  • Manal Obieda
    January 3, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    Love the pics and the dessert…Happy New Year

  • milliethom
    January 4, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    I haven’t made chocolate eclairs for years, but your recipe has inspired me to have a go very soon. Yours looks wonderful.

    • Daniela Apostol
      January 8, 2016 at 12:03 am

      Thank you! ? I hope you’ll like them, they taste amazing of left in the fridge for a few good hours.

  • Lynn | The Road to Honey
    January 5, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Such a great way to end the New Year. You can never go wrong with something creamy topped off with a little chocolate decadence.

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