This ridiculously delicious chocolate eclair recipe made from airy choux pastry filled with vanilla pastry cream and dipped in chocolate are nearly foolproof to make and will be gone in a flash, éclair actually translates to “flash of lightning”! The airy choux pastry is SUPER EASY to work with and VERY versatile. Not to mention that pastry cream is basically the best thing to come out of France… Ever. I ate all of these and was in heaven. Shhhh our secret!
If you want to make cream puffs just pipe some dots like I did for the second batch. You can fill them with pastry cream, whipped cream or anything you like!
HOW LONG DO CHOCOLATE ECLAIRS LAST?
Eclairs are best when served within a few hours of assembly. If you have to they are still delicious the next day. Make sure to refrigerate them in a sealed or covered container.
You can make the shells and pastry cream a few days in advance and keep them in a sealed container at room temperature then fill and dip them before serving.
The pate a choux shells can be frozen and kept for 2 months before being thawed and filled.
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