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Strawberry Eclairs with Whipped Cream

Servings 10 eclairs
Author נטלי

Ingredients

For the eclairs:

  • 160 ml. (2/3 cup) water
  • 5 grams (1 tsp.) sugar
  • 70 grams (2/3 stick) butter
  • 3 grams (1 tsp.) fine salt
  • 15 grams (1 tbsp. + 1 tsp.) cornstarch
  • 90 grams (9 tbsp.) all-purpose flour
  • 2-3 eggs beaten

For vanilla cream:

  • 375 ml. (1 1/2 cups) heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp. sugar powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. instant vanilla pudding powder

For decoration:

  • 10-12 large strawberries sliced
  • Icing sugar

Instructions

  1. Make the eclairs: preheat oven to 180c degrees.
  2. In a medium saucepan put water, salt, sugar and butter and heat to a strong boil.
  3. Add cornstarch and flour and stir while cooking, until it turns into a lump of dough.
  4. Transfer the dough to the bowl of an electric mixer with a paddle attachment and mix on medium speed for 2-3 minutes until it cools down a little.
  5. Add the eggs gradually while beating until dough is elastic and smooth. Check the readiness of dough by creating a "trail" with a wooden spoon in the center of the dough - if the track remains stable, add some eggs, and if it closes a bit - the dough is ready. It is important not to add too many eggs to the dough or it may become too soft and ruined.
  6. Transfer the dough to a pastry bag fitted with a serrated 2 cm piping tip. On a baking tray lined with baking paper pipe 8-10 cm long eclairs. It's important to leave some space between the eclairs.
  7. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until golden and set. Cool completely before filling.
  8. Cut the eclairs lengthwise before filling.
  9. Cream: in a bowl of a mixer with a whipping-attachment put cream, sugar powder, vanilla extract and stabilizer and whip at high speed until you get a very stable whipped cream.
  10. Transfer the cream into a piping bag fitted with a serrated 2 cm piping tip.
  11. Fill the eclairs generously with cream.
  12. Put sliced ​​strawberry fan on the cream and gently close the eclairs.
  13. Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve.

Recipe Notes

  • You can use any kind of fruit you like instead of strawberries.
  • These strawberry eclairs are at their best on the day pf preparation, but you can keep it in a closed container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.