How to make Eclairs -

These long thin cakes filled with whipped cream and drizzled with melted chocolate are a gourmet’s delight

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Refined flour (maida) (मैदा), Butter (मक्खन )

Cuisine : French

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Eclairs

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French cuisine consists of cooking traditions and practices from France. At one time French cuisine was heavily influenced by Italian cuisine.  It was in the 17th century that some chefs led a movement that developed France’s own indigenous style by shifting it away from its foreign influences. Cheese and wine are a major part of the cuisine, playing different roles regionally and nationally, with many variations.
French cuisine was codified in the 20th century as the modern haute cuisine. Knowledge of French cooking has contributed significantly to Western cuisines and its criteria are used widely in Western cookery school boards and culinary education. 
French regional cuisine is characterized by its extreme diversity and style. Traditionally, each region of France has its own distinctive cuisine.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Eclairs Recipe

  • Refined flour (maida) 3/4 cup

  • Butter 75 grams

  • Salt a pinch

  • Eggs 3

  • Whipped cream for stuffi

  • Melted dark chocolatec for drizzling

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 180˚ C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Step 2

Heat 1 cup water in a non-stick pan. Add butter and salt and keep stirring till it melts. Let the mixture come to a boil.

Step 3

Add flour and keep mixing till the mixture reaches dough consistency. Switch off heat and transfer the mixture into a bowl.

Step 4

Add eggs, one at a time, and blend with an electric beater after each egg.

Step 5

Fill a piping bag with the prepared mixture and trim its pointed edge. Pipe out medium sausage shaped portions, 1 inch apart, over the parchment lined tray.

Step 6

Put the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove from heat and cool down to room temperature.

Step 7

Halve them, stuff with some whipped cream and drizzle some melted chocolate on top.

Step 8

Serve immediately.

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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.