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Chocolate Eclairs from scratch - June cooking fridays
Categories: Home Schooling
In June, our last three Fridays were Cooking Fridays. On the first Friday, B made us French Macaroons from scratch.
On the second Friday, he made us Chocolate Eclairs. < ----- using this video tutorial.
Recipe by Joy
I have condensed her recipe her for my own reference. Please use her video tutorial for more info and all the steps.
Choux pastry: (I totally thought she said Shoe pastry ha ha... They do look like little shoes, don't they?)
1/2 cup (65 grams) flour
1/2 teaspoon sugar
4 tablespoons (55 grams) salted butter
1/2 cup (120 ml) water
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/4 cups (300 ml) whole milk
3 large egg yolks
1/4 cup (50 grams) sugar
2 tablespoons (20 grams) flour
2 scant tablespoons (15 grams) cornstarch (corn flour)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 ounces (55 grams) Ghiradelli chocolate 60%
1/4 cup (60 ml) heavy "whipping" cream
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 tablespoon light corn syrup Here is a picture safari of how it all came together.
I tried one right as it was made and to be honest, I was a little disappointed. It was still luke warm. It wasn't my favorite taste. Then we put them in the fridge until the next day and what a difference!! YUM!!! The chocolate, the cream, the pastry. All so so yummy. So I definitely recommend chilling these before eating them. As complex as it was for B to make them, it was just a little harder for me to wait for them to be chilled. Have to say.
Here are all three of the desserts that B made - links to each recipe under picture:
French Macaroons Chocolate Eclairs Crème Brûlée
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