The beginning of the hunt.
It was a success. I'm sure we'll be discovering un-found eggs for the next few weeks.
I went to the Taste of Home cooking school last week. One of the recipes featured was this one for eclairs. It's super simple and delicious!
1 cup water
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/2 cups cold milk
1 package (5.1 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 ounces semisweet chocolate or 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 Tablespoons butter
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
2 to 3 Tablespoons hot water
♥In a large saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil.
Add flour and salt all at once and stir until a smooth ball forms. Remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue beating until mixture is smooth and shiny.
♥Using a tablespoon or a gallon size zip-lock bag with the corner cut...
...form dough into 4 inch x 1 1/2 inch strips on a greased baking sheet.
Bake at 400 degrees for 35 minutes or until puffed and golden. Remove to a wire rack. Split eclairs open. Cool
♥In a large bowl, beat milk and pudding mix according to package directions. In another bowl, whip cream until soft peaks form. Beat in sugar and vanilla, fold into pudding. Fill eclairs.
♥For frosting, in a microwave, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Stir in sugar and enough hot water to achieve a smooth consistency. Cool slightly. Frost eclairs. Store in refrigerator.
Enjoy! Have a napkin handy.