Saturday, September 29, 2007

Annie's Cuisine - 3

Mini Chocolate Éclairs


1 cup water
1 stick margarine or butter
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
4 eggs


3 cups milk
3/4-cup sugar
1/2-teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla


2 (1-ounce) squares chocolate
2 cups sugar
1-cup whipping cream

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Heat water and margarine or butter to boiling point. Add flour and stir constantly until mixture is smooth and forms a ball when tested in cold water. Remove from heat and let cool. Beat in 4 eggs, one at a time. Drop dough from teaspoon to form small éclairs onto greased cookie sheet. Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until light brown. Set aside to cool.

Prepare filling by combining milk, sugar, salt and flour; cook slowly until thickens. Add 3 beaten eggs and continue to cook until mixture is even thicker. Remove from heat, cool and add vanilla.
With a serrated knife, slice pastry puffs lengthwise, but not all the way through. Pipe custard mixture into the center. Melt chocolate for icing, add sugar and cream. Cook over medium heat until soft ball stage. Let cool and beat until smooth.

Ice tops of the éclairs.

Have fun creating it. Share it with your loved ones after lunch or dinner.


lucille said...

Hello Annie,

Tingin pa lang sa picture mukhang napakasarap na ng pastry na niluto mo.It is mouth watering,how I wish I know how to cook or bake.Do you think I can still learn? Now that I plan to retire in two years time,I must have some retirement activities to do.Do I need to attend a cooking school?
I hope you and Ed are doing great.

neliaamparo said...

Annie,thank you for sharing this mouth watering pastry. how i wish i have the for now i'm at the mercy of my friends at work who have the time to bake.however,if in the future i get a chance,i will make this pastry for sure.

Pilar Villegas Cuevas said...

Annie, Thank you again for your recipe. Kaya lang hindi ako mahilig magluto. Picture pa lang sarap na sarap na ako.