Chocolate Éclairs

Classic Cream Puff Pastry


Preparation info

  • Makes four dozen

    3 inch

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Simple Art of Perfect Baking

By Flo Braker

Published 1984

  • About

Atraditional favorite: elongated cream puffs filled with pastry cream and glazed with chocolate. Don’t confuse this with puff pastry. The only factor the two have in common is that both are leavened by steam.



Advance Preparations

Prepare a double recipe of Classic Pastry Cream in the recipe for Diplomat Cream. Cover its surface with plastic wrap, and poke 4 to 5 slits in it to allow steam to escape. Refrigerate until time to fill the éclairs.

Baking Preparations

Fit the pastry bag with the