PUBLISHED: 11:54, Mon, Oct 26, 2020 | UPDATED: 11:58, Mon, Oct 26, 2020
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.
For the filling350ml milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 4 medium egg yolks 50g caster sugar 1 tbsp cornflour 75g dark chocolate (70 percent) chopped
For the choux pastry4 tbsp milk 50g unsalted butter, diced 100g plain flour sifted 1 tsp caster sugar 3 medium eggs, beaten
For the chocolate glaze100ml 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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Eclair recipe: Eclairs are delicious and not too difficult to make (Image: Getty)
Eclair recipe: They will take at least an hour and a half to make (Image: Getty)
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