Passion fruit & raspberry éclairs

Passion fruit & raspberry éclairs

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Cooking time

Ready in 1 hour - 1 hour 20 minutes

Skill level

For the keen cook

Servings

Makes 10 eclairs

Éclairs get an exotic makeover - irresistibly moreish

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Choux buns only
Nutrition info

Nutrition per eclair

kcalories
190
protein
4g
carbs
14g
fat
14g
saturates
8g
fibre
1g
sugar
5g
salt
0.3g

Ingredients

For the choux pastry

  • 75g plain flour or strong white bread flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 55g butter, diced
  • 150ml cold water
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

For the cream filling

  • 10-12 passion fruits
  • 25g caster sugar
  • 150ml cold, thick fresh custard, homemade or bought
  • 142ml carton double cream
  • 225-350g raspberries
  • icing sugar, for dusting

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Method

  1. Preheat the oven to fan 180C/conventional 200C/gas 6. Fold a sheet of greaseproof paper in half and then unfold to leave a crease. Sift together the flour and salt onto the paper twice. Put the butter and water in a pan and bring to the boil. Remove from the heat and tip the entire flour and salt mixture into the pan. Reduce the heat to low and return the pan to the stove. Beat the mix with a wooden spoon or electric mixer over a low heat until it comes away easily from the sides. Leave to cool for 10 minutes. Beat in the eggs a little at a time, mixing until smooth yet strong enough to stand in peaks. You may not need all the egg.
  2. Pipe the choux into thick eclair strips (10-12cm long and 1.5cm wide) on a non-stick baking tray, leaving a space between each. Bake for 20-25 minutes until lightly golden and crisp to the touch. Remove from the oven and leave to cool. You can make the eclairs up to this stage the day before and keep them in an airtight container, or they can be frozen.
  3. Halve the passion fruits and scoop the pulp into a small pan. Add the sugar and bring to a simmer. Cook gently for a minute or two until a thick consistency is reached. Leave until cold, then spoon the syrup into the custard, saving a little to finish the dish.
  4. Whip the cream to soft peaks before gently spooning into the flavoured custard. Refrigerate until needed (it will keep for up to 4 hours).
  5. To serve, split the eclairs lengthways and put the bases on individual plates. Spoon on the cream generously – it will happily tumble onto the plate. Now sprinkle the raspberries over and around, and drizzle with the passion fruit syrup. The lids can now be placed on top and dusted with icing sugar.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2004

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I made this when some friends came to dinner and it was tasted fantastic and had the 'wow' factor. Most of the work can be done in advance and it is pretty easy.

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