Chocolate eclairs

Recipe by Missy Wombat
READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 18
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition

DIRECTIONS

  • Melt the butter in a saucepan, then add the water and bring to the boil.
  • Remove from the heat and quickly add the sifted flour and salt and beat well.
  • Heat again until the mixture leaves the side of the pan.
  • Allow the mixture to cool for a few moments before adding the first egg.
  • Beat this well into the mixture and then add the other two eggs one at a time, beating well with a wooden spoon.
  • Make sure the mixture is soft by shaking some off a spoon, it will fall softly and leave some on the spoon.
  • Eclairs: Put the choux pastry in a biscuit forcer or something similar with a 1/2 inch or 1 inch plain forcer.
  • Force out 1/2 inches of mixture on a lightly greased tray.
  • Bake in a moderate over[350F] for 35-40 minutes.
  • Ice with chocolate icing when cold, and fill with whipped cream.