Hey, hey friends! Thanks for all the congratulations on baby number two. Baby is doing great. Today I am sharing a recipe my mom and I made a few days ago while she was here helping me with the kids: mini eclairs!
My mom used to make eclairs and cream puffs all the time when I was younger. I mentioned that John and I went to our local coffee shop on Sunday after mass and he was bummed they didn’t have any eclairs left. She suggested we make them as a surprise.
Since we were making these during nap time, we used instant pudding mix to speed things along, but she usually makes her pudding from scratch.
The recipe we followed can be found here. We did make one modification -we made mini eclairs instead of the larger ones the recipe calls for. I like everything mini – I think desserts taste and look better the smaller they are. Plus, bite size is fun size. The baking time changes though if you make them smaller. I baked the pastry for ten minutes at 450 degrees and then six minutes at 325 degrees. My batch made 27 mini eclairs.
Here’s all the ingredients.
After the pastry cooled it was time to gently slice the eclairs and filled with the pudding mixture. I used a frosting spatula to fill the eclairs. I would say I used about two tablespoonfuls for each eclair – no skimping here. I should mention that there was a lot of filling left, so next time I would halve the pudding mixture (and I bet there would still be some leftover).
While I was filling, my mom made the chocolate icing. Once she removed it from the stovetop, I used a sugar spoon to ice the eclairs. This chocolate icing is so good! I definitely licked the bowl after I was done icing.
The eclairs taste pretty good right away, but a few hours in the fridge makes all the flavors sing. These little gems are so delicious! They were John
approved inhaled and were a delicious dessert for after dinner.
These may be my new go-to dessert to share with family and friends. Do you have a favorite dessert recipe you like to make with your mom or family?