Best Homemade Chocolate Eclairs

Best Homemade Chocolate Eclairs

These are the best homemade Chocolate Eclairs you will ever have. It’s an original French recipe! Light and airy Pâte à Choux filled with super creamy chocolate cream filling and topped with delicious chocolate ganache.

Chocolate Eclairs are a French classic and beyond delicious. It’s a light and airy choux pastry, called Pâte à Choux, filled with a pastry chocolate cream filling and glazed with chocolate ganache.

It’s for sure not the easiest recipe, but I made a detailed step-by-step tutorial for you on how to make chocolate eclairs with tons of photos and a video. So please don’t be afraid of trying this recipe. I know that making Chocolate Eclairs can be intimidating, but if you follow the directions carefully, you will master this recipe!

Prep Time: 25 Mins

Cook Time: 1 Hr 15 Mins

Chill Time: 1 Hr

Total Time: 1 Hr 40 Mins

These are the best homemade Chocolate Eclairs you will ever have. It’s an original French recipe! Light and airy Pâte à Choux filled with super creamy chocolate cream filling and topped with delicious chocolate ganache.

Course: Dessert

Cuisine: French

Keyword: Best Homemade Chocolate Eclairs, How To Make Choux Pastry

Servings: 20 Chocolate Eclairs

Calories: 244 Kcal

Author: Sabine

Ingredients

Pastry Chocolate Cream Filling

                   4 large egg yolks

                   3/8 cup granulated white sugar (75g)

                   3 tbsp cornstarch (24g)

                   2 cups milk (480ml)

                   1+1/8 cups milk chocolate, melted (7oz / 200g)

                   pinch of salt

                   2+1/2 tbsp butter, cubed (35g)

Pate a Choux (Choux Pastry)

                   1 cup water (240ml)

                   1/2 cup unsalted butter (113g)

                   1 tsp sugar

                   1/2 tsp salt

                   1 cup all-purpose flour (120g)

                   4 large eggs

Egg Wash

                   1 large egg

                   2 tbsp water

Chocolate Ganache

                   3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped (4.6oz / 130g)

                   3/8 cup heavy whipping cream (90ml)

                   OPTIONAL: 1/2 tbsp corn syrup (for extra gloss)

Instructions

1.             Make the chocolate filling: In a bowl whisk egg yolks, sugar, and cornstarch to combine. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan bring milk over medium-high heat to a simmer. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir about 1/2 cup of hot milk into the egg yolks to slowly warm it. Then pour warmed egg mixture slowly into the saucepan, whisking constantly. Cook until filling is thick, for about 1-2 minutes. Whisk continuously.

2.      Remove from heat and stir in chocolate and salt until smooth and fully combined for about 1-2 minutes. Pour through a mesh strainer into a bowl and let cool for about 5-10 minutes. Stir occasionally. Add butter and stir to combine. Cover with plastic wrap to prevent forming a skin. Refrigerate at least 1-2 hours or overnight.

3.            Preheat oven to 375°F / 190°C. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.

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