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Choc-cherry éclairs

5
5
4
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep
25 min
Cook
30 min
Serves
12
Difficulty
Moderate
Each choc-cherry éclair adds a pop of electric flavours in your mouth! You’ll find your tastebuds dancing with the sweetness of cherries combined with smooth chocolate and lightly sweetened cottage cheese cream. Enjoy!

Ingredients

Reduced fat oil spread

50 g

Plain flour

½ cup(s), (75g)

Egg(s)

2 medium, lightly beaten

97% fat-free cottage cheese

100 g, (1/2 cup)

Extra light sour cream

¼ cup(s), (60g)

Icing sugar

1½ tbs

WW Chocolate Bar, Cherry and Dark Chocolate Delight

42 g, (Buy 2 x 21g) finely chopped

Dark chocolate

75 g, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 220°C. Lightly spray 2 baking trays with oil. Line both with baking paper.
  2. Combine spread and ½ cup (80ml) water in a small saucepan over high heat and bring to the boil. Stir in flour, beating with a wooden spoon for 1 minute or until mixture comes away from the side of the pan to form a smooth ball. Transfer mixture to a mixing bowl. Allow to cool slightly. Using electric beaters, beat in eggs, 1 at a time, until mixture becomes smooth and glossy.
  3. Spoon mixture into a piping bag fitted with a 2cm plain nozzle. Pipe 7cm logs, about 5cm apart, onto prepared trays to make 12 eclairs. Bake for 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 180°C. Bake for a further 15 minutes or until golden and crisp. Cool on trays for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
  4. Meanwhile, place cottage cheese, sour cream and icing sugar in a medium bowl. Beat with a whisk until smooth. Stir in chopped delight bars. Cut pastries in half lengthways and fill with cheese mixture. Spread chocolate mixture over top of eclairs and refrigerate until chocolate is set. Dust with gold lustre to decorate. Serve.

Notes

TIP: Find gold lustre at stores that have cake decorating supplies. Eclairs can also be decorated with gold leaf or just with the melted chocolate.