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"My mother had a large collection of McCall's cookbooks and recipe cards and I to have collected their recipes for over 30 years. In almost every case I have found their recipes to have clear and easy to follow directions that result in delicious dishes. This excellent recipe is no exception...these eclairs do take some time but they weren't that difficult to make and they tasted absolutely wonderful! Well worth the effort!"
CUSTARD FILLING: In medium saucepan heat milk slowly just until bubbles form around the edge. In small bowl, combine sugar and cornstarch, mixing well. Stir into hot milk all at once. Cook, stirring, over medium heat until mixture boils. Reduce heat and simmer 1 minute. Beat a small amount of mixture into egg yolks. Pour back into saucepan and cook, stirring, over medium heat until mixture boils and thickens. Stir in vanilla. Place waxed paper on surface to prevent skin from forming. Refrigerate until ready to use. Makes 3 cups. Will fill 12 eclairs. GLAZE: In top of double boiler, over hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate with shortening. Add corn syrup and milk. Stir until smooth and well blended. Let cool slightly. Spread glaze over eclairs. Makes 2 cups. Will glaze 12 eclairs. ECLAIRS: Bring water, butter and salt to boil. Remove from heat and stir in flour. Beat over low heat until mixture leaves sides of pan. Remove from heat. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat until shiny and satiny and broken in strands. Drop three inches apart on ungreased sheet. Form 12 strips 4 x 1 inches. Bake at 400F for 35 to 40 minutes. (Will sound hollow when tapped, keep from drafts). Slit tops of eclairs and fill with custard. Spread tops with chocolate glaze, chill and serve. NOTES : Ive been making these since 1973. They are wonderful. Recipe by: McCalls Cookbook Collection - Dessert Discoveries Posted to T.nt (sdm-marked) Recipes Digest by "Barbara Zack"
MacNeillofBarra51 7m agoFor those of you open to the idea: first, double the recipe. Second, add 1/2c of caster sugar to the recipe dry ingredients. The pastry will be sweeter and add to the overall result. Adjust to taste. Third: when preheating the oven, put an 8-cup Pyrex measuring cup with 6 cups of water on the top shelf. Put a rack at the middle and the tray should be placed there. The additional moisture will make the pastry rise more fully. Do not let the pastry get too brown. Check at 15 minutes. Custard: add two yolks to the eggs, mix the eggs VERY well, whip air into them.
domoapple 2y agoI think it was good!
clga 2y ago
lkolec 2y agoTempted to make this but the wording of the recipe is too confusing. hopefully will make one day.
CherieBonine 2y agoAwesome recipe! Well worth the effort
shirleywright 3y agoVery disorganized. Didn't come out right.
Vintagegirl15 3y ago
Lachupacabra85 3y agoSo good!
Lachupacabra85 3y agoThey taste great but the recipe needs to be better organized.
chefhoward76 4y agoI thought this was a terrific recipe! It was fun to make, well worth the effort, and the eclairs were incredibly delicious almost to the point of being decadent.