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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Classic French Eclairs Pastry

Eclairs is a world famous French pastry. Its a long cream filled pastry made out of choux pastry dough and topped with melted cream chocolate. Though there are various kinds of fillings can be done like custard, flavored cream. This is oh so delicious and light that hardly you'll find someone who can resist it.It's my hubby's favorite dessert, so I had to try it and the result were absolute treat. Here I am sharing step by step recipe with pictures...


choux pastry dough for 8 pastries

For cream Filling

Sweetened Heavy Cream - 2 cups or Heavy cream 2 cup and powdered sugar - 3/4 cup
Vanilla essence - 1 tbs

For Chocolate Glaze

Dark chocolate / Dark Compound - 120 gms
Fresh cream - 120 ml


Make choux pastry dough for 8 - 10 pastries. Line baking tray with a parchment paper. Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Fill the pastry dough in a piping bag.

Pour pastry in eclairs shape i.e. long. Keep good space between pastries as they will puff up good. Brush with egg for the glaze.

Bake for 15 minutes at 180 degrees. Check with a needle whether its cooked.

Now bake them again at 150 degrees till they turn brown. This is basically fro browning of eclairs. Browning is required to achieve crispiness and also to avoid sagging of the pastry as they are hollow.

Cool on a wire rack.

For cream filling, mix one tbs of vanilla extract in the sweetened heavy cream. Whip the cream till soft peaks form. Fill it in a piping bag with a small nozzle.

For chocolate glaze, heat fresh cream till it slightly boils and pour it over chocolate pieces. Stir and whisk till a shiny smooth chocolate glaze is obtained.

Now take a pastry , poke 2 -3 small hole at the bottom with the nozzle and fill in the cream. Make sure that the cream doesn't ooze out much.

Dip the top of the pastry into the chocolate glaze or you can brush the glaze on top with a pastry brush.

Do the same with all the pastries and cool for 2 hrs, Serve.

Hope you liked it...


  1. Eclairs are one of my Dad's all time favorites. I attempted to make some for his birthday this year....they turned out yummy, but didn't look nearly as pretty as yours. Maybe I'll have to give it a try again using your tutorial. Thanks!!

  2. Dear BreAna,

    Thanks for stopping by..I am glad you liked it..