Lets bake eclairs!


The perfect recipe, perfect always without fail with thanks to Renato Briffa :

250 ml water
125g butter
120g strong flour (Bread flour in the USA)
3 to 4 eggs

Preheat oven to 220 C and place a large pan of water at the bottom of the oven so that there is moisture in the oven.

Put the water in a saucepan and add the butter cut into small pieces
Bring to a boil and remove from heat.
Add sieved flour and mix well. I use a wooden spoon.
Return to moderate heat and stir continuously until mixture leaves the sides of the pan.
Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Beat the eggs in a separate container and gradually add to the pan.
Do not add all the eggs at once and stop when the mixture is at dropping consistency. A good test for this is to check that the mixture flows back when it is stirred on one direction.
Place in piping bag with a nozzle of your choice and pipe onto a baking sheet.
Bake at 220 C for 25 minutes without opening door.
Bake further if required.
Allow to cool.
Cut open and pipe a filling of your choice.



38 responses to “Lets bake eclairs!”

    1. Thank you so much and i hope you are enjoying your Sunday !

      1. I apologize, kind of late. You enjoy yours to, thank u.

  1. I used to love eating eclairs, especially on my birthday. I can’t eat them now because of my multiple food allergies.

    1. Oh what a shame! Did you ever come across any good alternatives ?

      1. No unfortunately not. The only cake thing I could have was chocolate muffins made using a sugar free recipe that I adapted. As I live on my own, I don’t make them anymore.as I uaed to make a batch of them.

  2. Yum! I LOVE the Mediterranean scene.

    1. Yes yum and yes also the Mediterranean is one of the most beautful regions in the world ! Eating these eclairs and looking at the glorious scene… A must for everyone… Have a great Sunday !

  3. Eclairs – one of my favorite desserts – that I try not to eat.

    1. Imlove these Jovina, even without the chocolate and without the cream, as soon as they cool down from the oven. Hope you are having great weekend !

  4. OM goodness; this looks lovely. vw

    1. Thank you so much and lovely to see you here !

  5. The eclairs look delicious and rather easy enough for me to attempt. Love the Mediterranean view.

    1. Thank you i love the views here too and i am so lucky to be here. Yes the eclairs are very easy to make contrary to what many think, the secret is to have a fantastic recipe and this is exactly just that. Follow it , every little step and you will have fantastic eclairs and dont be tempted to open the oven before 25 minutes 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, really appreciate !

  6. Reblogged this on Essence of Pride, Inc and commented:
    These eclairs look so damn good!

      1. You are quite welcome!

      2. You’re quite welcome.

  7. Wow! That scenery, so amazing x

      1. The eclairs look fab too of course!!

  8. what a yummy post… éclairs au chocolat noir… simply divine! 🙂

    1. Thank you, so glad you like them Melanie !

  9. My goodness? They are baked? Wow x

    1. Thank you Deena so lovely to hear from youb!

    1. Thank you so much, appreciate !

  10. I tried this recipe and the eclaires turned out so good an wonderful,they were devoured in 5 minutes,thn u Lea Hogg

    1. Thank you Annie, so glad you liked the result !

  11. Eclairs… They are always delicious! I wish I could have some right now.. 😉

    1. This is the best recipe ever i promise always light and perfect without fail. Thanks for visiting and so glad you like them.

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