Traditional Eclairs Recipe

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Traditional Eclairs Recipe
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Traditional Eclairs Recipe

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MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 40 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 40 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter (no substitutes)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • FILLING:
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2-1/2 cups milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon butter (no substitutes)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Confectioners' sugar or chocolate frosting
  • confectioners' sugar

Directions

In a saucepan over medium heat, bring water, butter, sugar and salt to a boil. Add flour all at one; stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well with a wooden spoon after each addition. Beat until smooth. Cut a 1/2-in. hole in the corner of a heavy-duty plastic bag; add batter. Pipe into 12 strips (about 3 in. long) 3 in. apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack. Immediately cut a slit in each for steam to escape; cool.
In a saucepan, combine the sugar and cornstarch; gradually add milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Stir 1 cup hot filling into egg yolks; return all to pan. Bring to a gentle boil; cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Cool. Split puffs; remove and discard soft dough from inside. Spoon filling into puffs. Replace tops; dust with confectioners' sugar or spread with frosting. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Traditional Eclairs in Quick Cooking March/April 1999, p59

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 211 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 136mg cholesterol, 183mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter (no substitutes)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs
  • FILLING:
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2-1/2 cups milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon butter (no substitutes)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Confectioners' sugar or chocolate frosting
  • confectioners' sugar
  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring water, butter, sugar and salt to a boil. Add flour all at one; stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove from the heat; let stand for 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well with a wooden spoon after each addition. Beat until smooth. Cut a 1/2-in. hole in the corner of a heavy-duty plastic bag; add batter. Pipe into 12 strips (about 3 in. long) 3 in. apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack. Immediately cut a slit in each for steam to escape; cool.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the sugar and cornstarch; gradually add milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Stir 1 cup hot filling into egg yolks; return all to pan. Bring to a gentle boil; cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Cool. Split puffs; remove and discard soft dough from inside. Spoon filling into puffs. Replace tops; dust with confectioners' sugar or spread with frosting. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Traditional Eclairs in Quick Cooking March/April 1999, p59

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