Eclairs are a great French dessert, made from choux pastry, filled with jam and then topped usually with fondant icing. For topping there are many variations, but making a simple and quick chocolate ganache seemed just perfect for me.
Step 1: Ingredients
- you will need for the pastry:
1 cups of all purpose flour
1 cup of water
1/4 cup of oil
pinch of salt
pinch of vanilla
Step 2: Make Your Pastry
1- Place the pan on medium heat. Add the water, then oil. Add the salt.
2- Make the choux dough. Once boiling, add the flour to the water and oil. Stir well with the wooden spoon until it forms a smooth dough, and set aside to cool.
3- Add the eggs to pastry dough. When the pastry has cooled, add one egg and combine. Continue to add each of the eggs one by one until the pastry is smooth and elastic
1-Transfer the dough into the piping bag. Open the piping bag, and spoon in the pastry. Squeeze dough to the bottom of the bag every once in a while to make room for more. When full, close the bag and squeeze dough down.
2-Pipe the dough.pipe pastry dough into 3 centimeter
Bake. Place pastry dough into center of the oven, and bake for 25-30 minutes.
1-Remove from oven. After removing the pastries from the oven, allow them to cool.
2-Slice along the length of each of the eclairs with a knife when they are cooled and make a slight opening.
3-Fill all the eclairs with jam using a spoon.
4-Decorate with chocolate.