French Eclairs

By Aishwarya Lahiri Khanna  |  18th Aug 2016  |  
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About French Eclairs Recipe

Flaky, crisp on the outside and melting soft on the inside, you can fill this with any filling you like.

French Eclairs is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, French Eclairs has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Aishwarya Lahiri Khanna is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The French Eclairs recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing French Eclairs is 20 minutes and the time taken for cooking is 50 minutes. This is recipe of French Eclairs is perfect to serve 3 people. French Eclairs is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love French Eclairs. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking French Eclairs by commenting on this page below!

French Eclairs

Ingredients to make French Eclairs

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup salted butter

How to make French Eclairs

  1. In a saucepan, heat the water.
  2. Once the water is warm, add the butter and let it melt.
  3. Once completely melted, take it off the heat, and dump the entire flour into it.
  4. Stir with a rubber spatula or a wooden spoon till the entire thing comes together in a soft ball, and leaves the sides of the pan.
  5. Add one egg, and beat vigorously till well combined. Repeat for all 4 eggs. The resultant batter will be thick and glossy.
  6. Preheat your oven at 190 degree centigrade. On a baking sheet, layer a baking paper or a silicon sheet.
  7. Fill a piping bag with the batter. You can attach a star tip, an open tip, or if you do not have those, you can simply cut the tip of the bag to the thickness you like.
  8. Pipe the batter to the lengths you like, keeping at least 1 inch space between each. I piped mini eclairs about 6 cm in length.
  9. Wet the tip of your finger and pat down the peak of each eclair, else they will burn.
  10. Bake this at 190 degrees centigrade for 20 minutes, then lower temperature to 160 and bake for another 30 minutes.
  11. When done, set out to cool completely, and poke a small hole in the side of each, for the hot air to escape. This will prevent it from being soggy.
  12. Once completely cooled, you can slice it horizontally or make a larger hole and pipe whatever filling you like in it.

My Tip:

For the filling, I used readymade lemon curd. You can use custard of any flavour, jam, chocolate spread, anything. You can also dip the top in sugar syrup, or dust powdered sugar on it.

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