Become An Eclair Expert In No Time

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Eclairs are seen as one of the scarier pastries to make when in reality, they are one of the easiest. The best part about eclairs is that you don’t need any fancy tools or machines to get incredibly yummy and beautiful eclairs. They are also one of the most impressive desserts to bring out to guests, so find out how to make them with these tips and tricks!

Choux Pastry

Choux pastry is the dough that is used to make eclairs and profiteroles, also known as cream puffs. This is one of the best pastries to know how to make because it is really simple. All you do is combine water and butter in a pan, bring it to a boil, and add flour, salt, and stir with a wooden spoon until combined. Take it off the heat and add in your eggs one at a time, and you have your dough!

Pastry Cream

The filling of your eclairs can be whatever you’d like, but if you are making pastry cream make sure to let it set in the fridge at least 2 hours and up to a whole day before you fill your eclairs.

Piping Bags

A plastic gallon bag can easily replace a piping bag if you don’t have one handy!