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French Chocolate Eclair Profiteroles-Cream Puff

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French Éclair. Hmmm, I actually had to stop typing and take a bite into this delicious almost hollow soft interior filled with luscious fluffy orange chantilly cream, glazed with shiny decadent melted chocolate on the top. One piece is never enough for me or should I say anybody. Don't let these delicious little pistons intimidate you, it is actually pretty easy to make and i have made these many times. These days you can get them in so many creative varieties with flavors like chocolate glazed filled with chocolate cream, pastry cream, salted butter caramel, coffee glazed, tangy lemon cream and many more. My personal favorite, diplomat cream. Diplomat cream is simply vanilla pastry cream mixed in with whipped cream. But today we are making it with Grand Marnier. Delicious.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup / 128gm / 4.5 oz Flour
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 stick / 113gm Unsalted butter cut into smaller pieces
  • 1/4 tsp Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt Scant, not a full spoon
  • 5 no. Eggs large
  • 1 pint / 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Fine Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Grand marnier
  • 3/4 tsp Orange essence
  • 4 oz / 113gm Dark chocolate 60% Good quality chocolate
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 tbsp Fine Sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter

Directions

  1. With a hand mixer beat cream and sugar until soft peaks form. Add in grand marnier and orange essence until well mixed. Cover with cling...
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French Chocolate Eclair Profiteroles-Cream Puff

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Author:
Catherine
Recipe Yields:
20 to 24