Eclairs

Recipe by MWade1
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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.
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