Chocolate Glazed Eclairs Recipe

Summary

Health IndexAverageCourse
MethodDish
Interest Group

Ingredients

 Butter/Margarine1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Water1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 All purpose flour1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Eggs4
 Vanilla pudding mix3 1⁄4 Ounce (1 Package)
 Almond extract1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Heavy cream1 Cup (16 tbs), whipped
 Chocolate glaze1 Cup (16 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3334 Calories from Fat 1809

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 207 g317.9%

Saturated Fat 112.6 g563.2%

Trans Fat 10.8 g

Cholesterol 1295.7 mg

Sodium 2986.8 mg124.5%

Total Carbohydrates 341 g113.7%

Dietary Fiber 3.4 g13.5%

Sugars 218 g

Protein 43 g86.9%

Vitamin A 118.2% Vitamin C 2.4%

Calcium 30.6% Iron 53.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°F.
Grease large cookie sheet.
In a 3 quart saucepan over high heat, cook 1 cup water, butter or margarine and salt until butter melts and mixture boils.
Reduce heat to low; with wooden spoon, vigorously stir in flour until mixture forms a ball and leaves the side of the pan; remove from heat.
Be careful not to overcook or drops of fat will form on the ball and paste will not puff.
Let cook a minute or two.
Beat eggs into mixture until thoroughly blended.
Continue beating until mixture is again very thick and smooth, and surface has a satin sheen.
Drop paste by 1/4 cupful onto cookie sheet 2 inches apart and in rows 6 inches apart.
With small spatula, spread each mound of paste into a 5 x 3/4 inch rectangle, rounding edges.
Traditionally, the chou paste is forced through a pastry bag.
Chou paste must be baked in a very hot oven so that it puffs immediately; continued baking firms the shell and makes it dry and lightweight.
An underbaked shell will collapse when removed from the oven.
Bake 4 minutes until lightly browned.
To dry the inside, cut a slit in side of each shell to allow the steam to escape and bake 10 minutes longer.
Cool shells on wire rack before filling.
To fill shells, slice about 1/3 from the top of each eclair shell and spoon in filling; replace tops and glaze
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