Chocolate Eclairs Recipe

You may use all water or all milk. You may use All Purpose Flour (or Plain Flour) if you cannot get Bread Flour, if using AP or Plain flour though, you will most likely only use 3 eggs. Bread flour has a higher protein content, which gives it the ability to absorb more liquid, so if you are not using it, you will not absorb as much liquid as necessary and you will then not be able to use as many eggs.

Chocolate Eclairs Recipe

Ingredients
  1. Water 1 cup (240ml)
  2. Unsalted Butter 8 Tablespoons (112g)
  3. Granulated Sugar 2 teaspoons (10g)
  4. Salt ¼ teaspoon
  5. Bread Flour 1 cup (130g)
  6. Fresh Large Eggs 4 (200g)
Instructions
  • In a medium pot combine the water, butter,sugar and salt.
  • Bring to a rolling boil, and then add the flour all at once.
  • With a wooden spoon stir vigorously to moisten the flour. The mixture will absorb as much liquid as possible almost instantly and then turn into a mass of dough that will ball up around the spoon.
  • Continue stirring and cooking over medium-high heat and allow some of the excess moisture to evaporate out.
  • The cooking process can take about 1- 2 minutes.
  • Transfer the dough to a mixing bowl (for stand mixers use the paddle attachment)
  • Mix on low speed for about 30 seconds to allow some heat to escape before adding the eggs.
  • Now add the eggs 1 at a time.
  • Do not add another one until the dough has absorbed the previous egg completely. Your dough mass will seem to separate into what resembles soft scrambled eggs before it has absorbed all of the liquid from the egg, but it will smooth back to a paste as you continue mixing.