Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Custard-Filled Eclairs

We had chocolate eclairs at Becky and Bill Millers house. They were awesome. I made the mistake of thinking that I could make them even better by making my own custard instead of using her recipe.  BIG MISTAKE!  Don't ever try to make an awesome dessert even better. I am going to give you Becky's recipe which came from B.J. Wachel. Stick with this because it is really good and much easier.

Ingredients for Eclairs:
1 cup water
1 stick butter
1 cup flour
4 eggs
Bring 1 cup of water and 1 stick of butter to a boil. Add 1 cup of flour and stir constantly until mixture is smooth and forms a ball.  Let cool. Beat in 4 eggs, one at a time.  Drop the dough onto prepared cookie sheet and bake for approximately 30 minutes until light brown.

Ingredients for the Custard Filling:
1--6oz. box vanilla instant pudding mix
3 1/2 cups milk
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
Beat the milk and vanilla pudding together until smooth. Add softened cream cheese and beat until incorporated and smooth.

Chocolate topping:
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Heat the whipping cream until hot, but not boiling. (You can do it on the stove top or in the microwave)  Take it off the heat and add the chocolate chips. Continue stirring until chocolate is melted and smooth.

1 comment:

Stacy said...

This is why I still make lasagna the same way you did when I was a kid. If it's great, why mess with it!! : )