How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Bring water, milk, butter and sugar to a boil in a heavy-bottomed pot.
  • Turn heat to medium-low, and With wooden spoon, beat in flour and cocoa until the dough "balls". Cook, stirring, for 1 minute longer
  • Transfer to stand mixer (easiest!) or a cool bowl. Beat for 30-40 seconds (either with the paddle attachment or a wooden spoon) to cool slightly.
  • Beat in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition until dough is smooth and shiny.
  • Scape mixture into a large piping bag without a tip.
  • Pipe into 14 logs about 1" apart on parchment or silicone lined baking sheets.
  • Bake 20 minutes, then reduce heat to 375°F and bake 10-12 minutes longer.
  • Turn off the oven and allow the puffs to sit inside for 25 minutes.
  • Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.
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  • Pastry Cream:
  • In a large bowl, beat together egg yolks, sugar and cornstarch.
  • Whisk in 1/4 cup evaporated milk.
  • In a pot, heat remaining milk, cream, allspice and pepper until barely simmering.
  • Whisk in chocolate until melted.
  • Whisk one ladleful of the hot milk into the beaten egg yolk mixture.
  • Pour the yolks back into the pot and cook over medium-low heat, whisking constantly, 5 minutes (until thick).
  • Remove from the heat and whisk in the butter until smooth and glossy.
  • Scrape into a cold bowl and cover with plastic wrap directly on surface (avoids a "skin" forming) and refrigerate 2 hours.
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  • Glaze:
  • Melt together chocolate, butter, corn syrup and honey in a double boiler or in the microwave until smooth.
  • Keep bowl warm while dipping eclairs.
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  • Push a chopstick into one end of each éclair, almost through to the other end, to make a tube for the filling.
  • Using a piping bag with a Bismarck tube or a 1/4" plain tip, pipe chocolate cream into each, being careful not to overfill.
  • Dip tops of each eclair into chocolate glaze.
  • Let stand 20 minutes, until set.

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    " It was excellent "
    spinach1948 ate it and said...
    Another great recipe I also love Eclairs.
    Hi 5, and another 10 from me
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  • jo_jo_ba 8 years ago
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories: 271.8
    Total Fat: 19.7 g
    Cholesterol: 138.8 mg
    Sodium: 116.6 mg
    Total Carbs: 22.7 g
    Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g
    Protein: 6.0 g
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