Recipe of Cake Éclair with Chocolate
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For the dough:
- 500ml of water
- 500ml of wheat flour
- 100g of butter
- 1 tsp of salt
- 1 tsp of vanilla sugar
- 6 eggs
Filling: sweet of milk or confectioner's cream - recipe HERE
Coverture: melted dark chocolate
In a pan, put water + butter + salt + vanilla sugar.
Bring it to boil, mixing it evenly.
When it is boiling, throw ALL the flour at once inside the pan.
Turn off the stove and mix it quickly until it becomes a homogeneous ball of dough.
Let it coll until warm. (not to cook the eggs)
As soon as the dough is warm, add the eggs, one by one, mixing until it is homogeneous.
(In the beginning it looks like it's not going to work, but later the dough gets its way)
If you wish you can mix it with a mixer, using dough spades.
Cover a big baking tray with backing paper.
Place the dough carefully with a spoon, making it get the shape of a doughnut or pudding.
Carefully, try to smooth the surface of the dough.
Bake it in a preheated oven at 200ºC for 15 minutes, later, diminish to 180ºC and let it bake until it gets well stuffed and golden.
Turn off the oven and let the dough there inside to finish cooking well in the centre.
Let it cool.
Put the cake where you want to serve it.
Cut the cake alongside with a knife.
Put the filling at your choice with sweet of milk or confectioner's cream.
Put back the upper part of the dough and cover it with a layer of melted dark chocolate .
Wait until the chocolate hardens.