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Chocolate Eclairs

 Chocolate Eclairs
With creamy filling and fudgy frosting, these eclairs from Jessica Campbell of Viola, Wisconsin are extra special.
9 ServingsPrep: 45 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 2-1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1 package (5.1 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons hot water


  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a large saucepan, bring water, butter
  • and salt to a boil. Add flour all at once and stir until a smooth
  • ball forms. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at
  • a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until
  • mixture is smooth and shiny.
  • Using a tablespoon or a pastry tube with a No. 10 or large tip, form
  • dough into 4x1-1/2-in. strips on a greased baking sheet. Bake 35-40

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Chocolate Eclairs (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • minutes or until puffed and golden. Remove to a wire rack.
  • Immediately split eclairs open; remove tops and set aside. Discard
  • soft dough from inside. Cool eclairs.
  • In a large bowl, beat milk and pudding mix according to package
  • directions. In another bowl, whip cream until soft peaks form. Beat
  • in sugar and vanilla; fold into pudding. Fill eclairs (chill any
  • remaining filling for another use).
  • For frosting, in a microwave, melt chocolate and butter; stir until
  • smooth. Stir in sugar and enough hot water to achieve a smooth
  • consistency. Cool slightly. Frost eclairs. Store in refrigerator.
  • Yield: 9 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 483 calories, 28 g fat (17 g saturated fat), 174 mg cholesterol, 492 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.