Monday, 25 March 2013

SOL: 25.3.13

Writing a slice of my life...Chocolate Éclairs 

Tonight for dessert I made my hubby and I this dessert.  Here is my little poem about our Chocolate Éclairs.  I did an internet search for a recipe which required only one egg.  It was so easy to make and it makes a small batch enough to be satisfied without too many calories.

Chocolate Éclairs 
Delicious and delectable 
Melting, memorising, mystifying 
Choux pastry, chocolate icing on top with soft whipped cream
Tormenting, tasting, treasuring 
Scrumptious and luxurious 

Choux pastry
  • 20g butter 
  • 1/4 cup water 
  • 1/4 cup plain flour 
  • 1 egg
Preheat oven to 220C (425F, gas mark 7).

In a small saucepan bring water and butter to a boil. Add flour and mix vigorously with a wooden spoon until the mixture comes away from the sides and forms a ball. This should only take a few seconds.

Transfer dough to a mixing bowl, add egg and beat with an electric mixer until glossy and smooth.

Eclairs: Using a 1cm round piping tip, pipe dough into 3 inch long logs about 1 inch apart.

Bake at 220C (425F, gas mark 7) for 7 minutes, 180C (350F, gas mark 4) for 10 minutes + 5 minutes standing with the oven off and door slightly ajar.

1 comment:

  1. mmm. sounds good. I wanted to see a picture too. You make it sound simple enough. I bet you 2 really enjoyed them.