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Chocolate-Glazed Raspberry Eclairs Tips
How do you know if your choux has the right consistency?
Achieving the right consistency with your choux pastry
is the key to successful eclairs, cream puffs
and more. To judge if your pastry is the right texture, pull a spatula through your batter when you think it's done. It should drop off the spatula in a nice V-shape. If it is too dense, you may need to add one more egg.
How do you store chocolate-glazed raspberry eclairs?
Filled and glazed eclairs should be stored in the refrigerator. They'll keep well without getting soggy for about 2 days. Or, you can freeze your eclairs. For best results, freeze unfilled, unglazed eclairs. Store them in a freezer bag or airtight container for up to 2 months. Here's more on baking ingredients you can freeze
Can you make eclairs ahead of time?
Choux pastry and the filling for eclairs can both be made a day in advance. Store the baked, unfilled eclairs in an airtight container overnight. The filling can be prepped, covered and refrigerated a day ahead of time. However, because the filling can make the delicate choux soft, we don't recommend filling these treats until the day you serve them.
How else can you glaze raspberry eclairs?
Chocolate ganache is a traditional topping for eclairs, but you don't need to stop there! Eclairs can also be topped with a simple glaze of confectioners' sugar and water flavored with the extract or zest of your choosing (and even a little food coloring
).—Lisa Kaminski, Taste of Home Editor
1 eclair: 295 calories, 18g fat (11g saturated fat), 144mg cholesterol, 96mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.