Today on Food Porn Friday we are celebrating National Chocolate Éclair Day. Observed annually on June 22nd we pause to indulge in this delicious oblong-shaped, cream-filled pastry that is piped with creamy vanilla or chocolate creme, and then covered in smooth chocolate.
Éclair, the French word, meaning “flash of lightning” is believed to have originated during the nineteenth century in France, and speculated by some historians to be made first by the famous French Chef, Antonin Carême.
So pull out your eggs, sugar, cornstarch, all-purpose flour, chocolate, heavy cream, milk, vanilla beans and unsalted butter, and check out this French pastry recipe courtesy of Gale Gand from the Food Network.
This recipe takes 3 hours and 55 min to make. Prep: 10 minutes | Cook: 3 hours and 45 min | Yield: 8 to 10 servings
Click here for the ingredients and instructions for making this decadent Chocolate Éclair, as we celebrate National Chocolate Éclair Day on #Food Porn Friday!