Friday, February 12, 2010

Eclairs

My son, the chocoholic, is on the couch recovering from his latest surgery. In addition to making sure he is taking his pain medication and that the other kids are letting him rest, I made him one of his favorite treats, Éclairs! Instead of filling them with custard these are filled with chocolate cream! YUM!

Pastry Ingredients:

1C Water

1/8 tsp Salt

½ C Butter

1C Flour

4 Eggs

Directions:

  • Bring to a boil the water, salt and butter.
  • Add the flour and stir until a ball forms. This happens very quickly.
  • Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Stir the eggs in one at a time until they are fully incorporated.
  • pipe onto a lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 400 until golden brown and puffy.

Chocolate Cream filling Ingredients:

Heavy Whipping Cream

Powdered Sugar

Cocoa Powder

Directions:

  • Add all ingredients and whip until firm peaks form.
  • pipe into pastry shells.

Chocolate glaze Ingredients:

½C Semi Sweet Chocolate chips

2 Tbls Butter

1C Powdered Sugar

2 Tbls Boiling Water

Directions:

  • Melt the butter and chocolate together over low heat.
  • Add the boiling water and sugar.
  • Stir until smooth.
  • Dip or drizzle over éclairs.

28 comments:

Amy Nicole/RubyMtnBeads said...

Those look so yummy! Almost worth having to go through surgery. I hope he is doing well, wishing a speedy recovery!

Bergamot said...

This looks yummy and soooo easy..I am sure he musthave loved them. Wishing a speedy recovery.

Karen said...

Impressive! Hope your sweetie recovers soon.

Me! said...

I am sure those eclairs are helping him recover! I feel better just looking at them and pining for them and considering getting out of bet and trying to make them.

Karine said...

Great job with them! I hope your son will feel better soon.

George Gaston said...

What a terrific Mom! And a very lucky fellow... these Éclairs look so delicious.

Hope your son is feeling better soon.

Next time I am 'under-the-weather' I want to recoup at your house...

Claudia said...

Eclairs would always help me recover! Hope his healing is speededup by these sweet delectables.Almost makes surgery worthwhile...

Anonymous said...

Glad he's recovering nicely!

Now those eclairs would be hard for me to pass up! I love chocolate filled donuts so I know I would love those!!

Happy Valenine's Day to you guys!
Joy

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Be still my heart! chocolate filled eclairs - Anybody would recover with those. Hope your son is back to normal real soon.

Lori Lynn said...

They look so tasty!

Best wishes for a speedy recovery to the little guy in dinosaur PJs!
LL

Debbie said...

I hope your little guy is feeling better soon. The eclair looks so delicious. I wish I had one now.

Proud Italian Cook said...

I hope your son is feeling better, what a nice mom you are to make these eclairs for him. True story, yeesterday my 8 yr old granddaughter asked me if I could make her eclairs, if I knew how, I told her next time she came over we would make them together. Thank you for your recipe, I just saved it in my favorites, they look fantastic and the chocolate cream she will love!

Selba said...

Hope that your son will recover soon, it must be really nice for him to eat the yummy eclairs :)

Happy Valentine's Day!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hope your little guy recovers quickly! He looks very brave.

Chocolate eclairs is a wonderful get well treat! I love how nice your shells look.

Happy valentine's Day!

Coleen's Recipes said...

You are such a good mom to fix eclairs for your son. He will certainly get well quickly with that kind of medicine!!!

Choclette said...

Oh yum indeed - I'm sure he appreciated them and will help speed up his recovery.

On another theme, you asked me a while back where to get chestnut flour from. I didn't know at the time, but have since found out that Shipton Mill do it - along with all sorts of other unusual flours.

Velva said...

What a wonderful treat!!! I loved eclairs growing-up, just loved them. I never had a homemade one, how wonderful is that!!!!

I hope your little one is doing better and that he is up and running around. He is so adorable in his jammies.

Leslie said...

Me too, please! A lovely chocolate filled eclair would make my day so much brighter!

Juliana said...

Cassie...eclairs look fabulous...yummie yummie is right! Hope you son recovers quickly :-)

Chow and Chatter said...

amazing eclairs, oh bless him hope he gets well soon

Laurie said...

Oh my, you have made the eclairs the French way with chocolate cream, at least that's what my friend Celine says! She says we Americans make them all wrong! hehe.. I have that plate.. but I wish I had those eclairs!~ Hope your boy will be better molto presto!

Cheryl said...

You are the best mom in the world, he is a cute little sucker!

Rowena... said...

Did you say eclairs?! YUM. Here's hoping to a swift recovery, and what a fabulous mom for making these for him!

petite nyonya said...

I hope your boy is recovering well & fast. He's too cute to not to :). The chocolate eclairs must have cheered him up so much.

Suzie said...

Eclairs are one of those things I have always promised myself to make. Hope the dose of chocolate helped your little boy feel a lot better.

Sweet and Savory said...

A complete recovery, quickly.

I love eclaires and yours look particularly tempting.

Sweet and Savory said...

A complete recovery, quickly.

I love eclaires and yours look particularly tempting.

krissy @ the food addicts said...

OH EM GEE. I have to make eclairs soon!!! that's the one dessert I wouldn't mind eating everyday!!!! And I'm not even a big sweets fan!