• Makes 16
  • 4 hours
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 8 Ingredients


These chocolate eclairs are delicious!


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Ingredients (makes 16 )

  • 20g butter
  • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
  • 100g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 300ml thickened cream
  • 60g chopped butter
  • 2/3 cup plain flour
  • 3 lightly beaten eggs


  1. Preheat your oven to around 220°C/200°C fan-forced and line 2 large baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Making the easy choux pastry you have to: Combine butter and 2/3 cup cold water in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook for 2 to 4 minutes or until butter has melted and mixture starts to boil.
  3. Turn the heat to low. Add the flour while stirring, for about 2 to 3 minutes or until mixture comes away from side of the pan and forms like a ball. Set aside for around 5 minutes to cool a little.
  4. Put aside 2 teaspoons of egg. Using a wooden spoon slowly beat in remaining egg until well combined and mixture goes into a dough.
  5. Spoon dough into a piping bag. Use a 1cm nozzle. Pipe about 12cm long logs and put them 6cm apart, onto prepared trays and brush with reserved egg.
  6. Bake 1 tray of eclairs for 5 minutes and reduce heat to 180°C/160°C for fan-forced. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden and puffed. Using a small knife, carefully cut eclairs in half horizontally. Return to oven, cut-side up. Bake for 5 minutes to dry out centres. Cool on tray. Increase temperature to 220°C/200°C fan-forced and repeat with the remaining tray.
  7. Using an electric mixer beat cream, vanilla and sugar until you see firm peaks. Place chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on medium-high (75%) for 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth, stirring every 30 seconds.
  8. Spoon the cream into a piping bag fitted with a 1cm nozzle. Pipe cream evenly over eclair bases. Spread tops with chocolate mixture and place over cream. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until chocolate has set and serve these most delicious eclairs.


This is Grandma's famous eclairs recipe!

  • I’ve always liked the idea of making my own – thanks for the recipe!


  • these look good thanks for sharing


  • Oooh these sound yum never made these before looks nice


  • I have made choux pastry many times for cream puffs but never made eclairs. a new challenge. Thanks.


  • Yum who doesnt love chocolate and cream thnks


  • Takes me back to high school cooking class. So much fun making these, so much better then store brought.


  • Dangerous …. very dangerous for my waist line.


  • These look lovely ! With some tweaking you can make them healthy too :)


  • oooooh I want these right now!! My hubby refused to give up his recipe, now i have my own to make!!


  • These are mouth watering!


  • I have never made eclairs because it seems so fiddly, but I think it’s time I gave it a go.


  • super love eclairs. and i love the fact that it’s grandma’s recipe!


  • Can not believe it was high school the last time I made eclairs and yes high school was in the late 70’s. Will have another go at this without having to worry about being marked for them. Glad I have a wide oven as can do both trays at same time.


  • Oh I’d love one of these right now! I’ve never made them because I thought the pastry was difficult? Might have to give them a go while we are still on holidays!


  • Is this dough what you call shioux pastry?


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