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Eclairs with Chocolate Glaze

Eclairs with Chocolate Glaze                                              friedalovesbread.blogspot.com

INGREDIENTS

1 c. water

½ c. butter

1/8 t. salt

1 c. all purpose flour

4 eggs

Filling:  whipped cream, pudding or ice cream

Chocolate Glaze:

2/3 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

3 T. butter or margarine

1 ½ c. sifted powdered sugar

3 T. hot water

INSTRUCTIONS

In medium saucepan combine water, butter and salt.  Bring to boiling.  Add flour all at once, stirring vigorously.  Cook and stir till mixture forms a ball.  Remove from heat.  Cool for 10 minutes.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well with a wooden spoon after each addition.

Drop dough by 12 heaping tablespoons onto a greased baking sheet.  Bake at 400°F oven for 30-35 minutes or till golden.  Cool, split, fill.

Eclairs:  spoon dough into a decorating bag with ½” round tip.  Pipe 12 strips of dough, 4” long, 3” apart.  Bake, cool, split, and fill.  Frost with Chocolate Glaze: melt chocolate chips and butter together in microwave on high, 1 minute.  Stir.  Add sifted powdered sugar and water.  Add more water, if necessary, to reach drizzling consistency.  

From Better Homes & Gardens