Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Chocolate Eclair's

This is a recipe that comes from the Stephens family. I have never enjoyed eclair's until Colby came along. This dessert will change your life. :)

4 eggs
1 cup boiling water
1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter
1/2 tsp salt

combine butter, salt, water and bring to boil
add flour to boiling water and beat vigorously till sides of pan are clean
let cool slightly (15 min)
add unbeaten eggs individually and beat after each egg till smooth
grease and flour cook sheet or use parchment paper
place 12 dollops on sheet

temp: 400
bake time: 30 min
after 30 minutes lower to 350 for another 30 minutes

remove and cool, cut off tops and remove insides and fill with pudding
chocolate frosting on top of the shell top

Vanilla Cream Pudding

4 egg yolks
1 cup sugar
2 cups heavy whipping cream
2 rounded tablespoons flour (mix with sugar and add a pinch of salt)
2 tablespoons vanilla extract

scald cream (when you see a film)
add sugar/flour and stir constantly until it thickens
add beaten yolks and stir
bring to a simmering boil (1-2 minutes)
add the vanilla just before cooling
cover pudding itself with saran wrap and set aside to cool for two hours

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