Probably the most popular and famous cakes are eclairs. They are loved by both adults and children from all over the world. They are very popular in Italy.

Preparing eclairs at home is very simple. During the cooking process, you can use any filling that you like. There are a lot of recipes for its preparation. They are all slightly different from each other and the end result varies slightly. In general, in the process of preparing eclairs, no problems should arise. It’s not hard to make them yourself!

Ingredients for eclairs

  • 🍌 Butter - 100 g.
  • 🍌 Salt - ¼ tsp
  • 🍌 Wheat flour - 250 g.
  • 🍌 Chicken egg - 4 pcs.
  • 🍌 Mascarpone - 250 g.
  • 🍌 Powdered sugar with vanilla - 120 g.
  • 🍌 Cream 20-22% - 100 ml.

How to make eclairs

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Boil 250 ml. water, add oil, salt and bring to a boil again.

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Remove the saucepan from the heat, sift in the flour and stir.

Eclairs recipe

You should get a homogeneous dense dough, which very easily lags behind the walls of the pan.

Eclairs recipe

Break the eggs into a separate bowl, mix, and then add 1-2 tbsp. l. at a time, thoroughly mixing the dough each time. The proportions in the recipe are for large eggs, not small ones, so if you have smaller eggs, you may need another egg.

dough for eclairs

You should have a fairly soft, thick dough that still holds its shape.

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Transfer the dough into a tight bag or pastry syringe.

Eclairs recipe

Put the dough in the form of sausages on a baking sheet covered with confectionery paper, separating it with wet hands.

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Bake in a preheated oven at 200°C for about 30 minutes. Eclairs should rise well. After turning off the oven, leave them inside for another 10-15 minutes so that they do not settle. Do not open the oven during baking, look through the door!

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For cream, beat mascarpone with powdered sugar and cream. Mix the ingredients and beat on low speed until the cream is smooth.

Eclairs recipe

You will get a thick and soft cream. Put it in the refrigerator until use and fill only the cooled cakes.

Eclairs with filling

You can fill the eclairs with a pastry syringe or simply make cuts on the side, putting cream there. Sprinkle finished eclairs with powdered sugar and serve chilled. Once you’ve made the frosting, spread it on the cakes.

White icing for eclairs

White Glaze Ingredients

  • 🍌 Egg white - 2 pcs.
  • 🍌 Powdered sugar - 100 g.
  • 🍌 A few drops of lemon juice

How to make white frosting

Pour the whites without traces of yolk into a perfectly clean bowl, beat them with a mixer at low speed. Gradually add powdered sugar. When desired consistency is reached, add lemon juice. Decorate the cakes with icing, dropping it from a pastry bag.

Chocolate icing for eclairs

Ingredients for chocolate icing

  • 🍌 Powdered sugar - 100 g.
  • 🍌Cocoa powder - 2 tsp.
  • 🍌 Water or milk - 4 tsp.

How to make chocolate icing

Pour boiling water or milk over cocoa. Add powdered sugar and stir immediately. The icing prepared according to this recipe hardens very quickly and becomes covered with a sugar crust, so apply it to the cakes immediately.

You can add a little vegetable or melted butter to slow down the setting and get a glossy glaze.