Today is National Chocolate Eclair Day! A nice chocolate eclair is a good thing, isn’t it? A perfect, light dessert for a warm sunny day…So in honor of the day, lets look at some fabulous eclair recipes!
What is an Eclair? Well, eclairs are oblong pastries that are made with choux dough, filled with a cream, and often topped with chocolate icing.
In the United States, chocolate eclairs are normally filled with vanilla pudding or custard. But there are lots of easy recipes to help you along with making eclairs and even eclair-type cakes!
Dark Chocolate Eclairs from King Arthur Flour
Eclair means “Lightning” in French. Some folks believe that eclairs got their name from the glistening chocolate frosting on top.
Here is a short video on how to make a Chocolate Eclair Cake from All Recipes.com!
The origin of the chocolate eclair is unknown. But some believe that Marie Antoine (Antonin) Carême, a French chef, made the first chocolate eclair.
Easy Chocolate Eclair Squares from Kraft Recipes
Chocolate Eclair Cake from The Girl Who Ate Everything
Fun Fact: In the United States, a chocolate eclair is sometimes referred to as a “Long John.” A Long John is an elongated doughnut, filled with custard, cream, or jelly and covered in chocolate frosting. Ummm….Yum!
Peanut Butter Chocolate Eclair Cake from Purple Chocolat Home
I can’t seem to celebrate National Chocolate Eclair Day without bringing up a favorite episode from Seinfeld! Enjoy!
Happy National Chocolate Eclair Day!
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