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Healthier Chocolate Eclairs

Healthier Chocolate Eclairs

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 14 mini eclairs

Ingredients

Choux Pastry

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp sugar or dry sweetener of choice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3-4 medium eggs

Healthier Pastry Cream

  • 1 cup low fat milk
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup sugar or dry sweetener of choice
  • 1 small egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lemon zest

Decoration

  • 1/2 cup melted chocolate of choice

Instructions

Healthier Pastry Cream

  • In a saucepan on medium heat, combine all pastry cream ingredients together. Whisk constantly until it thickens. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before using.

Choux Pastry

  • In a saucepan on medium heat, heat the water until it starts to simmer. Add the oil, sugar and salt. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  • Add the flour in one go, take off heat and combine it with the water mixture using a wooden spoon until a dough forms.
  • Leave it to cool for 5 mins then start adding the eggs 1 at a time (DON’T ADD ALL EGGS TOGETHER). Using a spoon, mix very well after each egg until fully incorporated. You know you have to stop adding eggs when mixture becomes so sticky. I used 3 medium eggs in total.
  • Preheat your oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with parchment paper. 
  • Transfer the sticky dough to a piping bag (or zip lock bag) and pipe the eclairs (about 10 cm each) using a round or star nozzle.  
  • Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 mins until golden brown. Let cool completely before filling and decorating.
  • Cut the eclairs in half, fill each one with pastry cream, close and decorate with melted chocolate. Enjoooy!
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