How to Make Eclair From Scratch

Actually not hard to make, but it requires an effort. I'm an amateur baker myself, but I can make this. If I can make this, you can make this too ☺️

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People like to make choux pastry (the shell) first, but I like to make pastry cream first so they can cool down on the counter while I make choux pastry

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To make pastry cream, whisk egg yolk and sugar together until pale, then sift in the flour + cornstarch to the egg mixture and mix until you get smooth paste

To make pastry cream, whisk egg yolk and sugar together until pale, then sift in the flour + cornstarch to the egg mixture and mix until you get smooth paste

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Smooth like this 😙

Smooth like this 😙

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Then on stove, pour milk to saucepan and bring them just to a boil (not boiling hot, just until bubbles come out)

Then on stove, pour milk to saucepan and bring them just to a boil (not boiling hot, just until bubbles come out)

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Now time to temper the egg mixture. Add slowly 2 laddleful of hot milk to egg mixture while whisking the egg constantly

Now time to temper the egg mixture. Add slowly 2 laddleful of hot milk to egg mixture while whisking the egg constantly

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Whisk whisk whisk the egg mixtures so they wont curdle and make scramble egg

Whisk whisk whisk the egg mixtures so they wont curdle and make scramble egg

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Now pour back your tempered egg mixtures to milk in the saucepan. Whisk constantly and cook over medium heat until boiling. When it boils, keep whisking until they become thick cream

Now pour back your tempered egg mixtures to milk in the saucepan. Whisk constantly and cook over medium heat until boiling. When it boils, keep whisking until they become thick cream

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Here's the consistency you want. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract. I split my cream into 2 bowl..1 with vanilla extract, and the other half I put in some chocolate chips to make choco cream

Here's the consistency you want. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract. I split my cream into 2 bowl..1 with vanilla extract, and the other half I put in some chocolate chips to make choco cream

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Here's one with vanilla extract. I cover the surface with plastic wrap

Here's one with vanilla extract. I cover the surface with plastic wrap

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And this one I put in semi sweet chocolate chips..let the chocolate melt in hot cream then whisk until incorporated

And this one I put in semi sweet chocolate chips..let the chocolate melt in hot cream then whisk until incorporated

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You have to let those both cream to completely cool before use. Now lets make the choux pastry aka the shell. First, pre heat your oven to 200'C (about 400'F)

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Mix flour with sugar and salt with wire whisk

Mix flour with sugar and salt with wire whisk

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Boil water together with butter in the saucepan over medium-high heat

Boil water together with butter in the saucepan over medium-high heat

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Add all of the flour mixture to water-butter mixtures and stir with wooden spatula

Add all of the flour mixture to water-butter mixtures and stir with wooden spatula

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Keep stirring untill all combined. You have to stir constantly

Keep stirring untill all combined. You have to stir constantly

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Stir stir stir until the dough looks like thick smooth ball like this. If u already reach this consistency, keep stirring for about 1-2 minutes. Then remove the heat

Stir stir stir until the dough looks like thick smooth ball like this. If u already reach this consistency, keep stirring for about 1-2 minutes. Then remove the heat

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Transfer your dough to electric mixer, and beat on low speed for 1 minute to release the excess steam and moisture from the dough

Transfer your dough to electric mixer, and beat on low speed for 1 minute to release the excess steam and moisture from the dough

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Add lightly-beaten egg and continue to beat until it becomes smooth thick dough

Add lightly-beaten egg and continue to beat until it becomes smooth thick dough

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Thats consitency you're looking for. Dough is thick but will fall slowly

Thats consitency you're looking for. Dough is thick but will fall slowly

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Now place the dough in piping bag. I run out of piping bag, so I place it in ziplock bag then I cut the corner to make opening

Now place the dough in piping bag. I run out of piping bag, so I place it in ziplock bag then I cut the corner to make opening

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Pipe the dough on parchment-lined baking tray. Then glaze them with egg wash (egg wash: beat 1 egg with 2tbps of milk)

Pipe the dough on parchment-lined baking tray. Then glaze them with egg wash (egg wash: beat 1 egg with 2tbps of milk)

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Put it in the pre-heated oven and bake for about 15 minutes on 200'C (thats 400'F) then lower the oven temperature to 180'C (350'F) and continue to bake them for about 25minutes

Put it in the pre-heated oven and bake for about 15 minutes on 200'C (thats 400'F) then lower the oven temperature to 180'C (350'F) and continue to bake them for about 25minutes

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Ta-da. Its so fat 😂 but its ok, no problem at all

Ta-da. Its so fat 😂 but its ok, no problem at all

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Poke 3 small holes at the bottom of baked eclairs. Mine got slightly burned at the bottom, but thats okay, its still good 😂 Place them back on wire rack to cool

Poke 3 small holes at the bottom of baked eclairs. Mine got slightly burned at the bottom, but thats okay, its still good 😂 Place them back on wire rack to cool

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Now lets assemble our eclairs

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Take your cooled pastry cream, always stir before using, then place them into piping bag

Take your cooled pastry cream, always stir before using, then place them into piping bag

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Fill eclairs with the pastry cream from 3 holes at the bottom that we've made before. Fill it until the inside becomes full and feels heavier

Fill eclairs with the pastry cream from 3 holes at the bottom that we've made before. Fill it until the inside becomes full and feels heavier

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Fill in all of your eclairs. Then you can glaze the top of the eclairs with chocolate glaze or any other glaze you like

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Here's I'm dipping the top of my eclair to chocolate glaze

Here's I'm dipping the top of my eclair to chocolate glaze

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Final products! Left is chocolate cream with chocolate glaze eclair, and right is vanilla cream with butterscotch glaze. Yum!

Final products! Left is chocolate cream with chocolate glaze eclair, and right is vanilla cream with butterscotch glaze. Yum!

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