These Chocolate Eclairs with Vanilla Cream Filling are the perfect sweet treat – a decadent shell coated in chocolate, with a creamy vanilla center. The light dusting of dark chocolate on top takes the flavor a few notches up! Enjoy with a glass of Merlot for a perfectly balanced pairing.
Chocolate Eclairs with Vanilla Cream Filling!
– 2 ½ cups All-Purpose flour
– 8 tablespoons butter
– 1 cup water
– ¼ teaspoon salt
– 4 eggs
– 1 tablespoon sugar
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 2 cups heavy cream
– ¼ cup sugar
– 2 tablespoons cornstarch
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 2-3 oz of melted dark chocolate
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. In a medium pot, heat butter and water over medium-high heat until butter is melted and boiling. Lower heat to low and add in the flour and salt all at once, stirring vigorously. Stir until the mixture forms a ball and is no longer sticky. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes, or until just slightly warm.
3. Add eggs one at a time, mixing vigorously until each egg is blended into the dough.
4. Grease a baking sheet. Use a spoon to scoop the dough onto the baking sheet in even strips that are about 4 inches long and 1 inch wide. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Reduce the oven heat to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until the pastries are golden brown.
5. To make the cream filling, in a medium bowl mix together cream, sugar, cornstarch, and vanilla extract. Beat the mixture with an electric mixer until thickened and creamy.
6. To assemble the eclairs, slice the pastries in half carefully. Spoon the cream onto the bottom half of each pastry, spreading evenly. Place the top of each pastry back on top of the cream.
7. Drizzle melted dark chocolate on top of each eclair. Enjoy immediately!
Pairing: A medium-bodied Merlot with ripe berry flavors like the 2017 Vina Robles Red4 would pair beautifully with this recipe.
The Delicious Decadence of Chocolate Eclairs with Vanilla Cream Filling
Chocolate eclairs with Vanilla Cream Filling are the ultimate sweet treat. The delicate pastry shell is coated with a decadent layer of chocolate, while the creamy center of the eclairs balances out the sweetness perfectly with its vanilla goodness. For an added flourish, a light dusting of dark chocolate atop the eclairs will send the flavor to the next level! Enjoy these delectable delights with a glass of Merlot for a perfectly balanced pairing.
Why People Love Chocolate Eclairs with Vanilla Cream Filling
People absolutely love Chocolate Eclairs with Vanilla Cream Filling because of its delicious combination of sweetness and richness that tantalises the taste buds. The dark chocolate coating provides a bold contrast to the creamy vanilla center for a sweet indulgence that cannot be rivaled. The light dusting of dark chocolate on top highlights the taste even further to give a truly unforgettable flavor. This dessert is perfect for both special occasions and as an everyday treat that is sure to bring delight to every occasion.
Making Chocolate Eclairs with Vanilla Cream Filling Gluten Free
Making Chocolate Eclairs with Vanilla Cream Filling gluten free is easy! All it requires is swapping out the all-purpose flour for a gluten free alternative. A great substitute is almond flour, which can be used as a one-to-one ratio in place of all-purpose flour while still retaining the same consistency and taste. Additionally, it is important to check the labels of all ingredients to make sure they do not have any hidden gluten in them.
Making Chocolate Eclairs with Vanilla Cream Filling Vegan
Making Chocolate Eclairs with Vanilla Cream Filling vegan is also quite easy. In place of the traditional ingredients such as eggs and dairy, one may substitute vegan ingredients such as almond milk, vegetable oil, and nut butter. Additionally, plant-based substitutes such as chia eggs may be used as a substitute for regular eggs. Finally, make sure to check the label of all ingredients to ensure they are indeed vegan.
The Perfect Sweet Treat
Chocolate Eclairs with Vanilla Cream Filling is the perfect sweet treat for any special occasion. Its balanced combination of rich flavors and creamy sweetness is sure to please everyone. Whether you are looking for an everyday treat, or for a dessert to end a special meal, these eclairs are sure to do the trick! What’s even more, making them gluten free or vegan is quite easy and will add a delightful flavor to this already amazing dessert. So next time, when you’re looking for the ultimate sweet treat – try out Chocolate Eclairs with Vanilla Cream Filling!
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