Mastering the Art of Crafting Chocolate Éclairs: A Delectable Delight

Golden brown puff pastry, luscious pastry cream, robust chocolate… discover the recipe of one of our emblematic pastries, the chocolate éclair!

For 20 éclairs

Creating the Perfect Choux Pastry: Foundation of Irresistible Éclairs

90g water - 90g whole milk - 70g white butter - 2g fine salt - 4g caster sugar - 100g flour T55 - 5 whole eggs

• Bring the water, milk, butter, salt and sugar to a boil.
• Pour the previously sifted flour in all at once.
• Beat for 2 to 3 minutes over a high flame.
• Add the eggs one by one until you obtain a smooth and creamy mixture.
• Pipe the éclairs with a pastry bag using a tip of 16mm with a length of 16cm.
• Preheat the oven to 220°C – th 7. Bake at 180°C – th 6 for 20 to 25 minutes.
• Halfway through, gently open the oven to let some steam evaporate.

Indulging in Chocolate Ganache: A Rich and Luxurious Filling

220g whole milk - 200g Équilibré dark chocolate bar 66% - 120g Noir Robuste dark chocolate bar 74%

• Bring the milk to a boil.
• Pour over the pieces of chopped chocolate. Allow to melt for 2 minutes.
• With a whisk mix in concentric circles to obtain a mooth, shiny mixture.
• Set aside.

Crafting the Velvety Pastry Cream: The Heart of Every Éclair

780g whole milk - 15g cocoa powder - 80g caster sugar - 40g cornstarch - 80g egg yolks - 540g previously made chocolate ganache

• Beat the egg yolks, sugar and cornstarche until creamy and whitened. Add the cocoa powder.
• Bring the milk to a boil. Pour some on the mixture. Put everything in a saucepan to cook.
• Whisk vigorously until the cream thickens. Bring to a boil for 1 minute.
• Add the chocolate ganache. Mix.
• Refrigerate.

Achieving the Glorious Chocolate Icing: A Glossy Finish to Temptation

100g whole milk - 30g glucose syrup - 130g Équilibré dark chocolate bar 66% - 190g dark chocolate icing paste

• Bring the milk and glucose syrup to a boil.
• Pour over the chopped chocolate and the icing paste.
• Mix at 45°C until it is smooth and shiny.

Tip from our Chef:
To know if you mixture is at 45°C, put a dab of icing on your lip: you should have a sensation of warmth.

Assembling the Éclairs: A Step-by-Step Guide to Culinary Bliss

• Pierce three wholes on the top of the choux pastry.
• Fill with 70 to 75g using a pastry bag tip of 0.6mm. Glaze the top of the éclair.
• Enjoy!

Tip from our Chef :
If you do not have a pastry bag, cut the éclair in two lengthwise and fill with a spoon.

Chocolate Coffee Eclair

Two classic flavors are combined in La Maison's chocolate coffee éclairs. Treat yourself or someone else to this delicious pâtisserie, a sure-fire hit at any table.

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Dark Chocolate Eclair

La Maison du Chocolat pays tribute to the chocolate éclair, a timeless classic, with its own version of this ever-popular French pâtisserie.

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Caramel Eclair

Do you love éclairs? Try La Maison du Chocolat's take on a caramel éclair: an original and elegant dessert featuring truly surprising flavors.

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