It was raining today, so we have finally found the time to try a new recipe – chocolate eclairs! Sara helped with everything and was very proud of the final result! So was I 🙂 Not all the eclairs had perfect shapes, but they were all delicious!
We have decorated some of them for the final touch. Chocolate eclairs with raspberries were my favorite; Sara preferred hers with the sugar sprinkles.
The chocolate eclair recipe is not difficult, just be careful with the baking time. You should not take them out from the oven too early, they will collapse and will be too chewy.
First step is to prepare the choux pastry and shape the eclairs. We had a special mold, so it was rather easy to just fill it. If you don’t have it, then pipe fat lengths of dough onto the lined baking sheet.
While eclairs are in the oven, prepare the chocolate filling and the chocolate glaze.
When eclairs are baked, they need to cool down.
Filling part was a bit messy for us, as the piping bag had a tiny whole we have not seen, so suddenly the chocolate cream started to go out everywhere… But we managed somehow not to eat it all 🙂
Raspberries and currants made a perfect decoration for the final touch!