Tuesday, April 6, 2010

TERRIFIC TASTEFUL TUESDAY
I was thinking that Tuesday's are pretty normal and dull around here. So lets spice it up some.
Ithink adding a recipe here on Tasteful Tuesday is delightful. I added my recipe, and it so
scrumptous.

NOW please add your favorite recipe too, anything you like, from soup to nuts. Hugs and lets have some fun with this. If you don't want to add you recipe, add your link and put the recipe on your blog.

Eclairs



Ingredients
1/2 cup butter
1 cup water
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 eggs
1 (5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
2 1/2 cups cold milk 1 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup confectioners' sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons hot water

Directions


Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Grease a cookie sheet.


In a medium saucepan, combine 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil, stirring until butter melts completely. Reduce heat to low, and add flour and salt. Stir vigorously until mixture leaves the sides of the pan and begins to form a stiff ball. Remove from heat. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well to incorporate completely after each addition. With a spoon or a pastry bag fitted with a No. 10, or larger, tip, spoon or pipe dough onto cookie sheet in 1 1/2 x 4 inch strips.


Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven, then reduce heat to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) and bake 20 minutes more, until hollow sounding when lightly tapped on the bottom. Cool completely on a wire rack.


For the filling, combine pudding mix and milk in medium bowl according to package directions. In a separate bowl, beat the cream with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Beat in 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Fold whipped cream into pudding. Cut tops off of cooled pastry shells with a sharp knife. Fill shells with pudding mixture and replace tops.


For the icing, melt the chocolate and 2 tablespoons butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir in 1 cup confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Stir in hot water, one tablespoon at a time, until icing is smooth and has reached desired consistency. Remove from heat, cool slightly, and drizzle over filled eclairs. Refrigerate until serving.





6 comments:

Terri said...

I love, love, love eclairs! Thank you for the recipe.

Donna said...

Eclairs are my favorite dessert.
I don't make them though. Maybe I will now. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Dee said...

OOPS! I am the deleted commented. I was just trying to say these eclairs look wonderful. I dare not make them as they are a weakness. But, oh my...they look good. I swear I can smell the goodness in this post.

Barbara said...

Yes they are delicious, and oh too sweet indeed for most of us.
Dee I deleted that first comment, and thanks for reposting it, hugs

amaria said...

Yum! I'm going to bake some... my teacher husband's on holidays, and he'll love them!

Musings Of A Gem said...

Hiya Babara! Thank you so much for following my blog..you brought a BIG smile to my face :D. Those Eclairs look so yummy!

Hope to read some more great posts from you in the future...

Gemma X http://musings-of-a-gem.blogspot.com/