Kneaders Yummy Chocolate Eclairs

You all know I LOVE Kneaders! Here is Kneaders latest recipe they shared on Good Things Utah--Yummy Chocolate Eclairs!

Ingredients for Choux (shell):

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon sugar
5 large eggs (about one liquid cup)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup water


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine water, butter, sugar and salt in a medium sauce pan, bring to a soft boil over medium heat. When soft boil is reached remove from heat immediately. Stir in flour. Incorporate and return to heat. Stirring constantly cook over medium heat until mixture pulls away from the sides and forms a film on the bottom of the pan, about 4 minutes.

Transfer mixture to electric mixing bowl fitted with paddle attachment. Beat on low speed for 2 minutes, allowing mixture to cool. Add eggs slowly in four equal parts. Mixing until incorporated after each part. The batter should be smooth and shiny. Immediately pipe with a pastry bag, no tip.

Decrease oven to 350 (put into oven immediately) and bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Turn off oven, prop door open and allow to dry. 15-20 minutes.

Ingredients for filling:

One large box vanilla pudding- prepared as directed.
1 cup Cool Whip, or fresh sweetened whipped cream


Fold vanilla pudding and cream together in a medium sized bowl. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Ingredients for Chocolate Ganache:

1/2 cup heavy cream
4 oz. semi sweet baking chocolate


Chop chocolate into small pieces and put in small bowl and set aside. Heat cream slowly in a small saucepan until warm to the touch. Pour cream over chocolate. Let stand until chocolate is melted. Stir until smooth.

Assemble Eclair

1. Break any walls inside of choux with a wooden skewer
2. Fill baked choux with pudding mixture using a pastry bag and tip 230 (long skinny tip)
3. Dip top half of eclair into chocolate ganache
4. Set on top of wire rack to dry
5. Serve immediately


1 comment:

  1. These are far and away Kevin's favorite.
    I'm sort of excited to have the recipe!! Is there a link to GTU? I would LOVE to watch the demo.