Chocolate Éclair Pudding 

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Chocolate Éclair Pudding
Salwaa Smith – Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights

From My Kitchen To Yours – keeping our heritage alive. 

Chocolate Eclair Pudding

Ingredients for the choux pastry:

1 cup cold water

½ tsp caster sugar

85g unsalted butter

Pinch salt 

1 cup cake flour

4 medium eggs, beaten

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 200° Celsius. 

2. To make the choux pastry, place the butter, water, salt and sugar into a large saucepan.

3. Place over a low heat to melt the butter. Increase the heat and pour in the flour in one go.

4. Remove from the heat and quickly beat the mixture vigorously until a smooth paste is formed, stirring continuously to dry out the paste.

5. Once the paste curls away from the side of the pan, transfer the mixture into a large bowl and leave to cool for 10-15 minutes.

6. Beat in the eggs, a little at a time, stirring vigorously until the paste is smooth and glossy.

7. Continue adding the egg until you have a soft dropping consistency. The mixture will be shiny and smooth.

8. Lightly oil a large baking tray or line the tray with greaseproof paper. Dip a teaspoon into some warm water and spoon out a teaspoon of the choux mixture onto the baking tray. Leave enough space in between for the éclairs to expand.

9. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown, if too pale they will become soggy when cool.

10. Remove from the oven and prick the base of each éclair. 

11. Place onto the baking tray with the hole facing upwards and return to the oven for 5 minutes. The warm air from the oven helps to dry the middle of the pastries.

Ingredients for the pudding.
1 packet of chocolate Instant mousse prepared as per packet instructions

250 ml fresh cream whipped 

One tin caramel 

One small tin nestle dessert cream

150 gram dark chocolate 

Once the cream whipped to stiff peaks mix through the caramel and fill the eclairs using half the caramel and cream mixture save the remaining caramel cream

Layer the mousse in a bowl 

Then a layer of the eclairs and fill any open spaces with the remaining caramel cream 

Melt the chocolate and mix the dessert cream with the melted chocolate to make a smooth ganache and drizzle this over the eclairs.

Chocolate Eclair Pudding

Keep refrigerated.

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Saucy Chocolate Pudding 

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Quick and easy microwave pudding. Ready in less than 20 minutes from start to finish. Ideal treat for your family or to make for unexpected guests. Makes 4 puddings served in ramekins. You can easily double the ingredients for feeding a larger group of people. I serve mine with thin homemade custard but it tastes delicious with a dollop of freshly whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Saucy Chocolate Pudding

Ingredients:

1/2 cup self-raising flour

1/3 cup caster sugar

3 Tbsp soft butter or margarine

2 large eggs

3 Tbsp cocoa powder

½ tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp baking powder

1 tsp vanilla essence


For the chocolate sauce you’ll need:

1/2 cup soft dark brown sugar

3 tsp cocoa powder

1/2 cup hot water

Make the sauce by blending sugar and cocoa with the water.
Method:

Grease 4 large ramekins or a 1 litre bowl suitable to use in the a microwave.
Place all pudding ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat until thoroughly blended. Turn into prepared dish and level surface.
Carefully pour chocolate sauce over the pudding mixture.

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If using a 1 litre dish, cook on full power for 4 ½ minutes (800W)
If using ramekins cook one at time for 1 minute each


Allow to stand for a few minutes before serving. Serve on its own, with thin custard, a dollop of whipped fresh cream or a scoop of ice cream. #capemalaycooking


Cape Malay Cooking & Other Delights – from my kitchen to yours. Keeping our heritage alive!

Salwaa Smith #capemalaycooking