Fancy something sweet? Here's how to make chocolate eclairs from scratch.

ECLAIRS are an indulgent treat full of chocolate and cream. Here's how to make chocolate eclairs.

PUBLISHED: 11:54, Mon, Oct 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 11:58, Mon, Oct 26, 2020

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Chocolate eclairs look like the sort of dessert that is difficult to make, but with this recipe you can’t go wrong. You’ll need to set aside 40 minutes to prep and 45 to cook, and then wait for the delicious dessert to cool down before you tuck in. Express.co.uk talks you through BBC Good Food’s double chocolate eclair recipe.

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How to make chocolate eclairs

For the filling

350ml milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 4 medium egg yolks 50g caster sugar 1 tbsp cornflour 75g dark chocolate (70 percent) chopped

For the choux pastry

4 tbsp milk 50g unsalted butter, diced 100g plain flour sifted 1 tsp caster sugar 3 medium eggs, beaten

For the chocolate glaze

100ml double cream 1 tbsp soft light brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 100g dark chocolate (70 percent), chopped 25g unsalted butter

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Method Step one

To make the filling, heat the milk and vanilla to boiling point.

Meanwhile, whisk the egg yolks and caster sugar until pale, then stir in the cornflour.

Pour the hot milk over the egg yolk mixture and whisk until smooth.

Return to the pan and heat gently, stirring constantly, until thick.

Step two

Put the thick custard into a clean bowl, add the chocolate and stir until

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