If you've made a New Year's resolution to diet, lose weight, cut back, or anything of the sort, TURN BACK NOW! I guarantee these will kill any diet plan! These little bits of heaven pack a whopping 361 calories each.
If you're still with me, get out your pastry bag and be prepared to enter bliss.
The husband wanted dessert tonight. But he couldn't figure out what sounded good to him, so he said "surprise me". I hate that. Just tell me what to make! So, off to the cookbooks I go. Eh, nothing sounded good. But wait! What's this? Cream Puffs? Hmmm....eclairs are basically long cream puffs with chocolate on top. So, Eclairs it is!
What you'll need:
1 c water
1/2 c butter
1/8 t salt
1 c flour
In a 2 qt saucepan, combine water, butter and salt. Bring to a boil and add flour, all at once. Stir well until all flour is incorporated and the dough forms a large ball. Set aside and cool for exactly 10 minutes.
Add in eggs, one at a time. Stir until fully combined.
Add dough to pastry bag. Pipe onto lined baking sheet. You'll want each one to be about 1 inch wide, 3/4 inch tall and 4 inches long.
Bake at 400 about 32 minutes. Tops will be brown and firm.
Cool completely. Cut length wise, or if you prefer to fill them, cut off the ends.
Fill the pastry bag with banana pudding and use a medium-large round tip. Fill each eclair with banana pudding, then top with chocolate glaze. Refrigerate at least one hour. It's usually best to taste test one before serving to guests :)
I'm pretty sure I just found heaven in my kitchen, eclair form!