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Éclair, lemon cream, caramelized meringue, lime zest

Another variant of the choux dough is a recipe of éclairs. Chocolate variation for this recipe with crispy chocolate cereals.

Ingredients

Recipe for 4 persons

For the choux

120 Gr
Water
120 Gr
Milk
15 Gr
Sugar
5 Gr
Salt
110 Gr
Butter
7 Gr
Vanilla extract
140 Gr
Wheat flour
5 Unit(s)
Egg

Lemon cream

155 Ml
Water
130 Gr
Sugar
20 Gr
Cornstarch
120 Ml
Lemon juice
2 Unit(s)
Egg yolk
12 Gr
Butter

Swiss Meringue

50 Gr
Egg white
100 Gr
Sugar
1 Unit(s)
Lime
Éclair, lemon cream, caramelized meringue, lime zest

Preparation time: 20 min

Preheat your Four at 400 °F

  • For the éclairs

    In a saucepan bring to boil the water, the milk, the sugar, the salt, the butter and the vanilla. Remove from the stove and add the flour with a wood spoon. Cook together on the fire until the dough pulls away from the edge of the pan. Put the mix in the mixer and add the eggs one by one. Fill a pastry bag with the dough and realize the éclairs, 12 cm long on a baking tray with parchment paper. Put it in the oven and cook it until it gets golden brown.

  • For the lemon cream

    In a pot, put all the ingredients except the butter following the ingredients recipes. Put it on the stove, mix the cream constantly until it boils. Let it boil for at least 30 seconds. Pass the cream through a tamis, add the butter in the cream, reserve in the fridge with a saran wrap on.

     

     

  • Lemon cream

    In a medium stewpot, throw everything in aside from the butter. Bring to a boil at medium heat while whisking continuously. Then lower down the heat and let everything come to a nice and smooth mix for 30mins.

    Sieve the mixture and off the heat, gradually incorporate the butter. Saran wrap on.

  • For the platting

    Remove the hat of the eclair, fill it with lemon cream, with a pastry bag, make some little balls of meringue on the top, sprinkle with icing sugar, pass the flame of the blowpipe on the top to caramelize it.

On the recipe we use the Swiss meringue but you could use a French meringue.

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