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Best Chocolate Eclair Recipe

A chocolate eclair is a delicious oblong-shaped pastry originating from France. It is filled with cream or custard filling and topped with chocolate ganache. Eclairs are also available in other flavors such as vanilla, coffee, pistachio, and chestnut.

Ingredients:

Dough/Pastry:

• 8 tbsp unsalted butter
• 1 cup water
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 1 1/2 tsp sugar
• 1 cup all-purpose flour
• 4 eggs

Eggwash:

• 1 egg + 1 tsp milk

Custard:

• 2 cups whole milk
• 1 vanilla bean
• 6 egg yolks
• 2/3 cup sugar
• 1/4 cup cornstarch

Chocolate Ganache:

• 5 oz semi-sweet dark chocolate (chopped)
• 1/2 cup hot heavy cream

• 1 cup heavy whipped cream
• 2 tsp sugar
• splash of vanilla extract

Instructions:

Custard:

In a small pot, add two cups of whole milk.
Scrape off the vanilla seeds and add them into the pot.
Add the vanilla pod also.
Set it over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
Remove the pot from the heat once the mixture boils.

In a mixing bowl, add six egg yolks.
Add 2/3 cup of sugar.
Mix until well combined.
Sift in 1/4 cup of cornstarch, then mix until well combined.
Gradually add the milk mixture into the bowl.
Mix until smooth and well combined.
Set aside.
Clean the small pot and strain the mixture back into the pot.
Set it over medium-high heat.
Keep on whisking the mixture until it thickens.
Once thick, remove from the heat.
Transfer the mixture into a mixing bowl.
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap.
Place it in the fridge and let it chill for 2-3 hours, recommended overnight.

Eggwash:

Mix an egg and 1 tsp of milk to make an egg wash.
Set aside.

Dough/Pastry:

Preheat oven to 425 F.

In a small saucepot, add 8 tbsp of unsalted butter.
Add a cup of water, 1/2 tsp of salt, and 1 1/2 tsp sugar.
Set it over high heat.
Stir to combine until it comes to a rolling boil.
Remove from the heat.
Add a cup of all-purpose flour.
Stir until well combined.
Set it again over high heat.
Stir for another 30 seconds until smooth.
Once done, remove from the heat and transfer to a stand mixer.
Mix on medium speed.
Add one egg at a time and mix each time an egg is added.
Once well combined and smooth, transfer into a piping bag.

Prepare a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Pipe out 2-3 inches long of the mixture.
Give some space in between each piped mixture.
Brush with egg wash.
Put inside the preheated oven.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Reduce temperature to 375 F.
Continue to bake for another 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Chocolate Ganache:

In a mixing bowl, add 1/2 cup of hot heavy cream.
Add 5 oz of chopped semi-sweet dark chocolate.
Leave it for 5-10 minutes or until chocolate starts to melt.
After 5-10 minutes, mix until smooth and well combined.
Set aside.

Assembly:

Remove the pastry from the oven once ready.
Set aside.

Remove custard from the fridge once chilled.
Peel away the plastic wrap.
Set it aside while preparing for the whipped cream.

In a stand mixer, add a cup of heavy whipped cream.
Add 2 tsp of sugar.
Mix until thick and well combined.
Add a splash of vanilla extract.
Continue to mix until well combined.
Once done, add it into the bowl of custard.
Mix until well combined.
You can use a 230 small piping tip to fill the pastry with custard.
As an alternative, you can slice the pastry in half and spread some custard in it.
Spread some chocolate ganache on top of the pastry.
Do this with the remaining pastries.
Serve and enjoy!

Tips and ideas:

Prepare the custard first because it needs to be chilled for a few hours or recommended overnight.

Best Chocolate Eclair Recipe
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GIGcq8SCpE

Easy Fluffy Pancakes Recipe

Make a perfect breakfast by cooking this easy fluffy pancake. It takes less than 30 minutes to cook this yummy breakfast. Top it off with butter, strawberry jam, or any of your favorite toppings. Drizzle with honey or maple syrup to add more flavor. Serve with hot or cold milk.

Ingredients:

• 2 large eggs
• 1 tbsp milk
• 1 tsp vanilla sugar
• 4 tbsp all-purpose flour
• 1/2 tsp baking powder
• 2 tbsp sugar
• some oil for greasing
• 2 tsp water (divided)
• butter (for garnishing)
• strawberry jam or maple syrup

Instructions:

Divide egg yolks and egg whites.

In a bowl, add egg yolks, milk, and vanilla sugar.
Whisk until well combined.
Sift through all-purpose flour and baking powder into the egg mixture.
Whisk until batter is well combined.
Set aside.

In another bowl, add egg whites.
Beat using a handheld electric mixer.
Add sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.
Add half of the mixture into the batter.
Mix well.
Add the rest of the mixture into the batter.
Mix until smooth and well combined.
Transfer mixture into a piping bag.
Set aside.

Set a pan over low heat.
Lightly grease with oil.
Pipe the mixture into the pan.
The mixture makes 3-4 pancakes.
Drizzle a teaspoon of water.
Cook for 4 minutes on one side.
Flip on the other side and drizzle another teaspoon of water.
Cook for another 4 minutes.
Remove from the pan and transfer to a plate.
Top each pancake with a slice of butter or strawberry jam.
Drizzle with honey or maple syrup.

Easy Fluffy Pancakes Recipe
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZggxLIL-AU

No-Oven Brownies | Easy Brownies Recipe

Are you craving a brownie but don’t have an oven? Worry no more! Here is an easy no-oven brownie recipe perfect for you! Just mix all the ingredients in a bowl and steam on a low heat using a deep pan. Top it off with chocolate chips, chopped almonds, or anything you prefer! You and your kids will surely enjoy this yummy and chewy no-oven brownie!

Ingredients:

• 1/2 cup unsalted melted butter
• 1 cup sugar
• 2 large eggs
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• 3/4 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
• 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
• 1/4 tsp baking powder
• 1/4 tsp salt
• some chocolate chips (for toppings)

Instructions:

In a bowl, add 1/2 cup unsalted melted butter and 1 cup sugar.
Mix until well combined.
Add two large eggs.
Whisk into the mixture until well combined.
Add 1 tsp vanilla extract and mix well.
Sift through 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 1/4 tsp baking powder, and 1/4 tsp salt into the bowl of mixture.
Mix until well combined.
Pour into a parchment-lined baking tray.
Spread and distribute evenly.
Smoothen surface.
Top it off with some chocolate chips.
Set aside.

Set a deep pan over low heat and cover the lid.
Preheat for 5 minutes.
After preheating, uncover the pan and put a heat-proof wire stand in the pan.
Put the brownie batter on the wire stand.
Cover the lid and let it steam for 30-35 minutes in very low heat.
After 35 minutes, uncover the pan.
Remove the brownie from the baking tray.
Cut into bite-sized squares.
Serve and enjoy!

No-Oven Brownies - Easy Brownies Recipe
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uMOX-w03_Y