Thursday, September 4, 2008

Need I Say More??

I can't really describe these. You simply have to taste them or make them. Usually you think of eclairs as hard to make and take a long time, but these are quite the opposite. And who doesn't love an eclair?? My favorite part was the chocolate topping, absolutely yummy. If you are in need of a fancy & yummy dessert - try these! They'll be sure to please!
Oh yummy.
"Yumolicious Chocolate Eclairs"
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1 cup water
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 eggs
1 package (5.1 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
2-1/2 cups cold milk
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 squares (1 ounce each) semisweet chocolate
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons hot water
In a large saucepan, combine butter and water. Bring to a rapid boil, stirring until the butter melts. Reduce heat to low; add flour and salt. Stir vigorously until mixture leaves the sides of the pan and forms a stiff ball. Remove from the heat. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. With a tablespoon or a pastry tube fitting with a no. 10 or larger tip, spoon or pipe dough into 4-in.-long x 1-1/2-in.-wide strips on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 325° bake 10 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack. For filling, in a large bowl, combine pudding mix and milk; mix according to package directions. In another bowl, whip the cream until soft peaks form. Beat in sugar and vanilla; fold into pudding. Fill cooled shells. (Chill remaining pudding for another use.) For icing, melt chocolate and butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir in sugar. Add hot water until icing is smooth and reaches desired consistency. Cool slightly. Spread over eclairs. Chill until serving. Yield: 8-9 servings.
My little brother Joe, I guess he isn't so little - he's taller than me!
Have a great rest of a week and see you soon with some really quick desserts!


OhioMom said...

Fantastic! You really did a great job with these, I have never made them but I may have to give this a try :)

Theresa said...

Awesome job!! Between the baker's challenge this month and now you, I really need an eclair!

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Great job on the eclairs Pricilla. I have never attemped to make those. they look so good.

Barbara Bakes said...

Your eclairs turned out much better than mine! I'll have to use your recipe next time!

Hannah Sivilay said...

I have been wanting to try some eclairs for a long time, they seem so hard! I think i can do this though!

Pam said...

Great job! I just made ├ęclairs for the Daring Bakers challenge and had so much fun. Your pictures are making my mouth water!

Rebekah said...

yummy! these look so delicious! A friend of mine made a no bake eclair casserole that probably tastes similar to this. This has the presentation and the taste, so it's a step up! Delish :)

Stephanie said...

I love making eclairs - they're just so good! Your pictures are wonderful.

~Priscilla~ said...

OhioMom - thank you! you really "need" to make eclairs, you will love them!

Theresa - thanks! i know, after seeing all the db eclairs who wouldn't want to make eclairs?:)

Mommy's Kitchen - they were "really" good. before i made eclairs i would have thought too that they were so hard, but i am glad i was wrong!

Barbara - let me know how they come out - we loved them!

Hannah - hi! sure hope you enjoy them!

Pam - i know, these eclairs were loads of fun...thanks!!:)

Rebekah - eclairs are the best. wow, that casserole sounds intersting, i've never heard of a eclair casserole. but i bet it was good.:)

Stephanie - aren't they so much fun?!

Lucy said...

Those look so good, and even though I recently made them myself, I certainly could go for another right about now.

Cami said...

These look so tasty! I'll have to give them a try, I love Eclaires!

Cooking and the City said...

Priscilla you did a great job with the eclairs! they look fab :-)

Katrina said...

Great, yummy looking eclairs!

Jaime said...

i guess the daring bakers made you crave eclairs huh? :) they look fabulous!

Nina Timm said...

I will win the hearts of so many with these eclairs....I'll make them this weekend still. It looks fabulous!

Ingrid said...

Your eclairs looks great! Thanks for the recipe. I've been meaning to try my hand at making eclairs. I also like the ease of your pastry cream. I'm a fan of the "semi-homemade" way! :-)

BTW, the I'll be back to check out your other quick desserts!

Olga said...

your eclairs look great! I made some for the first time last month for The Daring Bakers, and it was no easy task. the taste, though, was great!