Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins
My Mother used to make these eclairs all the time. They are always a hit!
- 118.29 ml butter or 118.29 ml margarine
- 236.59 ml water
- 236.59 ml all-purpose flour
- 1.23 ml salt
- 4 eggs
- 141.74 g package vanilla instant pudding mix
- 591.47 ml cold milk
- 236.59 ml whipping cream
- 59.14 ml confectioners' sugar
- 4.92 ml vanilla extract
- 2 (56.69 g) semi-sweet chocolate baking squares
- 29.58 ml butter or 29.58 ml margarine
- 236.59 ml confectioners' sugar
- 29.58-44.37 ml hot water
- In a saucepan, combine butter and water.
- Bring to a rapid boil, stirring until the butter melts.
- Reduce heat to low; add flour and salt.
- Stir vigorously until mixture leaves the sides of the pan and forms a stiff ball.
- Remove from heat.
- Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- With a tablespoon or a pastry tube fitted with a No. 10 or larger tip, spoon or pipe dough into 4-in.-long x 1-1/2-in.-wide strips on a greased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 450° for 15 minutes.
- Reduce heat to 325°; bake 20 minutes longer.
- Cool on a wire rack.
- For filling, combine pudding mix and milk; mix according to package directions.
- In another bowl, whip the cream until soft peaks form.
- Beat in sugar and vanilla; fold into pudding.
- Fill cooled shells. (Chill remaining pudding for another use.)
- For icing, melt chocolate and butter in a saucepan over low heat.
- Stir in sugar.
- Add hot water until icing is smooth and reaches desired consistency.
- Cool slightly.
- Spread over eclairs.
- Chill until serving.
Made these eclairs for a family dinner and they were loved by all. I made them slightly smaller and got 15 shells. Recipe is technically easy with great directions. I will be making these often.
this was the first time I made eclairs. It was easy, but I recommend piping the dough on to the cookie sheet. I also made them smaller. I put the icing in a freezer bag, cut a small corner off and did cute designs on top. Everyone thought I bought them.
These were so amazing. I made them when we had some friends over and they each had 3! They are so much better than any other eclair I have ever had. The filling was the best part! Thanks!