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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Chocolate Eclairs

Today as a St. Patrick's Day treat (even though they aren't Irish) I made chocolate eclairs. An eclair is a long doughnut filled with custard and frosted with chocolate icing.

Eclairs are fun to make because it is a unique type of dough. The dough is called pate a choux. There are no leavening agents in this dough, it rises from the steam that is released during baking. Another reason I love these is because they are baked, not fried.

Once these lovely treats have been baked you fill them with a smooth custard and top them with a rich chocolate icing. They are delicious!

Fresh out of the oven

Chocolate Eclair

Filled with custard

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