ECLAIRS (EKLERI)

I remember when I was a kid, my mum used to make eclairs a lot. I helped in filling the eclairs with creme and in eating of course :) It's a very popular dessert in Macedonia and you can buy this pastry everywhere. If you want to delight your loved ones with a delicious homemade dessert, here is a simple way to make this puff pastry.
eclairs ekleri

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 baking powder(10 g)
  • 4 eggs
For the filling:
  • 1/2 liter milk
  • 4 + 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 packs vanilla sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour (full)
  • 125 g butter + 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
*cup size is 250 ml

Preparation:
  1. Place oil and water to boil and let simmer another 2 minutes. Add the flour in the boiling liquid and stir well until condensed. Remove pan from fire, add baking powder and leave the mixture to cool completely.
  2. Blend the eggs in the cooled mixture by adding them one by one.
  3. There are two ways of disposing the mixture in the baking pan
  • Using a spoon
  • Using a tulumba syringe
Bake in preheated oven at 250 C degrees. While baking, oven must NOT be opened, especially the first 20 minutes.

Preparing the filling:
  1. Cook milk with 4 tablespoons sugar.
  2. Mix flour, eggs, vanilla and the remaining 3 tablespoons of sugar with a wire. Add the mixture in the milk. Cook until mixture is creamy and leave to cool.
  3. Mix butter with sugar powder. Add in the cooled cream.
  4. Cut eclairs horizontally and fill with cream. Add melted chocolate on top.
Enjoy!

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