Chocolate Éclairs (The Best)

Chocolate Éclairs (The Best)

  • Preparation 1 h
  • Cooking 45 min
  • Cooling 3 h 30 min
  • Freezing 30 min
  • Servings 6

This recipe for French-inspired chocolate éclairs is our absolute best!

  • Nut-free
  • Vegetarian

Categories

Ingredients

  • Craquelin

    • 1/4 cup (40 g) unbleached all-purpose flour
    • 3 tbsp brown sugar
    • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • Light Cream (Crème légère)

    • 1/2 cup (105 g) sugar
    • 3 tbsp unbleached all-purpose flour
    • 4 tsp cornstarch
    • 1 egg
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 1 1/2 cups (375 ml) milk
    • 1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla
    • 1/2 cup (125 ml) 35% cream
  • Choux Pastry

    • 1/4 cup (60 ml) water
    • 1/4 cup (60 ml) milk
    • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
    • 1 tsp sugar
    • 1 pinch salt
    • ½ cup (75 g) unbleached all-purpose flour
    • 2 eggs
  • Chocolate Glaze

    • 170 g (6 oz) dark chocolate, between 50% and 60%
    • 1 tbsp (15 ml) vegetable oil

Preparation

  • Craquelin

  • Light Cream (Crème légère)

  • Choux Pastry

  • Chocolate Glaze

Note from Ricardo

Instead of using the handle of a wooden spoon, you can pierce three holes in the bottom of each éclair using a 1/2-inch (1 cm) pastry tip.

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