Chocolate eclairs

This chocolate recipe is for chocolate eclairs. This chocolate eclair recipe shows how easy making chocolate eclairs is for friends and family.

Getting everything ready

  • Make the choux pastry.
  • Line a flat baking tray with non-stick paper or use a non-stick baking mat.
  • Break the chocolate into small pieces in a clean bowl ready for melting.
  • Pre-heat oven to 200°C (Gas Mark 6).

Method

  1. Fill a piping bag fitted with a 1cm plain tube with the choux pastry.
  2. Neatly pipe the choux pastry into 8cm lengths on the prepared baking tray.
  3. Sprinkle over with a few drops of water (which will create extra steam to help the choux pastry rise).
  4. Place the baking tray in the centre of the pre-heated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven when nicely baked and carefully make a hole at one end of the pastry using a small knife or skewer to let the steam escape.
  6. Put the pastry back into the oven for a few more minutes to dry the éclairs.
  7. Remove from the oven and place on a wire cooling rack until cold.
  8. Place the bowl of chocolate pieces over warm water and melt.
  9. Pour the cream into a clean bowl and whisk until thick enough to pipe; spoon the whipped cream into a piping bag with a ½ inch tube and fill each éclair with the cream using the hole made earlier.
  10. Neatly dip the top of each of your chocolate éclairs into the melted chocolate and allow any excess to drip off.  Place on a baking tray and place in a fridge for the chocolate to set.
  11. Put the chocolate éclairs in paper cases and serve.

Cake baking tips

We have put together some great tips on baking cakes, which includes information on skills such as creaming margarine, how to whisk eggs and sugar, use of pastry and the use of yeast.

Wacth chocolate eclairs being made

Other cake recipes

Cream meringues

This recipe for cream meringues is a favourite cake recipe for many. This recipe for meringues makes 8-12 cream meringues for you to enjoy.

Viennese finger biscuits

This biscuits recipe is for viennese biscuits. If looking for a recipe for how to make biscuits, these easy to bake biscuits will be ideal.

Bun glaze

This shows how to make a bun glaze.

Swiss roll

This sponge cake recipe is for making a swiss roll. This swiss roll recipe is quick to make and is a great cake to serve with friends.

Fruit cake recipe

This fruit cake recipe will make a great birthday cake or wedding cake. If you are looking for a fruit cake recipe for a special occasion, this will be ideal.

Making water icing for cakes

This shows how to make a water icing.

Victoria sponge

This sponge cake recipe is for a Victoria sponge cake. This recipe for Victoria sponge is a traditional cake recipe and is great for any occasion.

Banana bread

This banana bread recipe is a great tasting cake recipe to try at home. This banana and walnut bread could be made without the walnuts if you wish. This banana bread will keep for several days for you to enjoy.

Vanilla shortbread biscuits

This biscuits recipe is for vanilla shortbread, sometimes called shortbread cookies. This recipe for shortbread uses vanilla sugar and makes great tasting biscuits for all to enjoy.

Blueberry muffins

This blueberry muffin recipe is a great muffin recipe to try at home. This muffins recipe makes 8-10 blueberry muffins and they taste great when nice and warm.