My aunts used to cook this, and I feared the recipe was lost. Thankfully, I stumbled upon it, and it’s tastier than ever!

My dear friends, today I’m sharing a recipe that’s a bit of a wander from our usual Midwestern fare, but just as delightful – the classic Eclair. Originating from France, eclairs have graced our tables during special family gatherings and potlucks, bringing a little slice of European elegance to our homes. These oblong pastries, filled with cream and topped with a glossy chocolate glaze, are a testament to the beauty of simple ingredients coming together in a delightful symphony. Making eclairs might seem daunting, but I assure you, with a bit of patience, the results are utterly rewarding.
Eclairs are perfect as a standalone dessert but pair wonderfully with a cup of coffee or tea. If you’re feeling fancy, a light vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream on the side can elevate your eclair experience. For special occasions, serving them alongside a platter of fresh fruits like strawberries and blueberries adds a refreshing contrast to the richness of the eclairs.

1 cup water
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
4 large eggs
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup heavy cream (for chocolate glaze)

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