Mini chocolate eclairs
SmartPoints® value per serving
Use granny's best vintage china to showcase melt-in-the-mouth mini eclairs.
reduced fat oil spread
⅔ cup(s), (100g)
⅔ cup(s), thick, (160ml)
50 g, melts, melted
- Preheat oven to 200°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Combine the canola spread and ⅓ cup (80ml) water in a small saucepan. Heat over high heat and bring to the boil. Stir in the flour, beating with a wooden spoon for 1 minute or until the mixture comes away from the side of the pan to form a smooth ball. Transfer the dough to a heatproof bowl and set aside to cool slightly.
- Using electric beaters, beat in eggs, 1 at a time, until the mixture is thick and glossy.
- Using a piping bag fitted with a 1cm round nozzle, pipe sixteen 7cm lengths of mixture, at least 2.5cm apart, onto the prepared trays. Bake, swapping trays halfway through, for 15 minutes or until golden. Turn oven off . Leave the eclairs in oven, with the door closed, for 2 hours to cool.
- Meanwhile, combine the gelatine and 1 tablespoon boiling water in a heatproof jug. Stir until the gelatine has dissolved. Set aside for five minutes to cool. Stir the gelatine mixture into the custard. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside to cool to room temperature. Cut eclairs in half and top each of the bases with 2 teaspoons of the custard mixture. Spread the melted chocolate over the pastry tops. Replace the pastry tops.
TIP: For best results, have the trays, piping bags and nozzles prepared and at the ready before you begin.