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Triple Chocolate Eclairs Recipe

These triple chocolate eclairs are the perfect dessert for everyone who adores eclairs just like I do. I often experiment with éclair recipes and this one is ideal – easy to make, chocolaty, creamy…simply delicious!

Triple Chocolate Eclairs Recipe

                       Photo by Country Cleaver

Ingredients:

For the eclairs:

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup water, boiling
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs, room temperature

For the chocolate whipped cream:

  • 1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoon powdered sugar

For the chocolate ganache:

  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

 

Instructions:

To make the eclairs:

  • Preheat oven to 425°F/220°C/Gas Mark 7. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a saucepan, combine together water, sugar, butter, and salt to boil. Remove from heat and stir in flour. Return to heat and combine for 1-2 minutes until the dough gets smooth and forms a ball. Put the dough into a stand mixer and leave it to rest for 5 minutes.
  • Add in vanilla extract(if using). Beat in eggs, one at a time, with the mixture becoming glossy and smooth in between additions.
  • Spoon dough into a plastic bag, or a pastry bag with the corner cut out. Pipe into 1-inch, by 4-inch strips.
  • Bake at 425°F/220°C/Gas Mark 7 for 5 minutes and reduce oven to 350°F/180°C/Gas Mark 4, continuing to bake for 30 minutes. Turn off the oven, and let the shells rest for 15 minutes before removing.

To make the chocolate whipped cream:

  • In an electric mixer, fitted with a whisk attachment, mix all ingredients and whip on medium speed until light and fluffy. Don’t over mix.
  • Place into a piping bag with a star tip for a decorative design, or into a plastic bag with the corner cut out in order to make piping easier.

To make the chocolate ganache:

  • In a microwave safe bowl, heat heavy cream and chocolate on high for 25 seconds. Stir together until chocolate is melted completely. Repeat in 10-second intervals if necessary.

To Assemble:

  • Cut the eclairs in half very gently, in order to make a top and a bottom. Dip the top of the top half into the chocolate ganache, and leave it to rest chocolate side up.
  • Fill the bottom half with chocolate whipped cream. Top with chocolate-dipped Then repeat. Serve.

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