The other day I posted this photo…
And I was instantly flooded with requests for the recipe for these eclairs…
A dear friend of mine (who now lives in Kansas) her Mumma makes these, I have eaten them many times since knowing these wonderful friends….
So I asked Shar if I could share her recipe & and she thankfully said I could share it with you all… So here it is…
“Shaza’s kiwi chocolate eclairs”…
- 100g butter
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cup of flour
- 3 eggs
- Whipped cream for filling
- A block (or 2) of cadbury chocolate for topping
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.
- Place butter and water in saucepan and heat.
- Bring to a rolling boil – remove quickly and add flour.
- Beat with a wooden spoon until mixture leaves the sides of the saucepan.
- Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
- Add eggs one at a time and beat well after each egg.
- Mix until mixture is glossy.
- Using 2 spoons distribute mixture onto lined trays. (Or pipe 7cm strips)
- Bake for 30 minutes or until eclairs are puffy & golden.
- Lower heat to 120 degrees C and bake for another 15 minutes until dry.
- Remove from oven and cool completely.
- Prepare whipped cream to your liking (I add icing sugar & vanilla)
- Melt chocolate using your preferred method. I use my thermomix, but microwave or stovetop also works great. I just use regularly cadbury block chocolate, I used one block for my batch but I feel I should’ve used another 1/2 a block.
- Using a sharp knife, cut eclairs in half but leaving top attached.
- Fill with whipped cream and then dip top into melted chocolate. (Or spoon melted chocolate over the eclairs)
- Set aside for chocolate to set.
- Eat & enjoy. (store eclairs in the fridge)
I filmed myself making these for the firs time, in my recent “clean with me” video, you can CLICK HERE to watch that. (They are easy to make, a tiny bit fiddly – but you can see in the video how easy it is!)
If you try this recipe I would love to see/hear how they turn out for you, send me a photo on social media!
Any holiday for me means baking and making! I love to make/bake sweet treats for my loved ones… It’s almost like my love language.
For easter, my go-to treat to make is an easter choc-ripple cake. It’s a very simple, no bake cake that tends to always impress a crowd – though it can take a little time to assemble. (Last year I sent this cake out to Trent’s work for dessert for his crews monthly bbq and it was a huge hit, all the men really loved it.)
Now normally I would link to the recipe, but I’ve since discovered the site has shut down, so I give credit to Zamamabakes for this recipe, but here is my version of the choc-ripple easter cake…
- choc ripple biscuits
- caramel sauce (I used salted caramel)
- ice magic topping
- your choice of easter treats to decorate cake
- Decide on the size of cake, I made 2 different sized cakes. 1 larger one for a big party and 1 smaller one for us. (I used 2 600ml bottles of cream for this and I think about 4 packets of biscuits)
- Crush maltesers (I pop mine in a ziplock bag and smack them with a rolling pin, throwing them in a food processor or thermomix would work to.)
- Whip cream until thick. (I add caster sugar and a dash of vanilla to my cream, this is optional)
- Start assembling the cake, smooth on a layer of caramel, cream and then lightly dip in crushed maltesers.
- Stack biscuits standing on their sides. (If your first few biscuits are a little unstable, smooth some cream on the plate first and use it like glue)
- Continue topping biscuits with caramel, cream and maltesers and stacking on their sides until you have the size of your desired cake.
- Cover entire cake with cream.
- Decorate with your choice of topping.
This cake is so wonderful & versatile, you can change up the filling and decorate with whatever toppings you like so really, this cake isn’t just good for easter but for any occasion or holiday!
I hope you enjoyed this recipe, I would love to know what toppings you would use on this cake!
Please share this recipe with any friends you think would love this too!
If you would like to check out some more easter themed posts please click HERE for easy and lovely crafts to do with yours kids or for easter class & teacher gifts click HERE.