Homemade Éclairs with Silky Custard Filling

Savor the elegance of Homemade Éclairs, a classic French pastry that combines the lightness of choux dough with the richness of a silky custard filling. These delightful treats are baked to a golden perfection and filled with a luscious, creamy custard, offering a perfect balance of texture and flavor. The process of making éclairs might seem intricate, but the result is a sophisticated dessert that’s sure to impress.

Why You’ll Love It:

  • Elegant Dessert: Éclairs have a timeless appeal, making them perfect for special occasions or as an indulgent treat.
  • Textural Delight: The contrast between the crispy outer shell and the creamy custard filling provides a satisfying experience.
  • Customizable: You can experiment with different fillings or toppings to create your unique version of this classic dessert.


  • For the Éclair:
    • Butter: 45g
    • Water: 50g
    • Milk: 50g
    • Salt: 1g
    • Sugar: 2g
    • Cake Flour: 60g
    • Egg: 110g
  • For the Custard Sauce:
    • Egg Yolks: 2
    • Sugar: 30g
    • Cornstarch: 25g
    • Milk: 250g
    • Butter: 20g


  1. Éclair Dough:
    • Boil water, milk, butter, sugar, and salt. Off heat, mix in cake flour. On medium heat, stir until a film forms at the pan’s bottom. Cool slightly.
    • Gradually add egg to the dough, using a hand mixer until smooth and silky.
    • Pipe the batter into éclair shapes on a baking tray. Dust with powdered sugar and bake at 374℉ for 20 minutes, then 347℉ for another 20 minutes.
  2. Custard Sauce:
    • Whisk egg yolks and sugar until slightly dissolved. Add cornstarch and milk; whisk until smooth.
    • Heat and stir until thickened. Mix in butter until combined.
    • Cool the custard sauce, whisk until smooth, and fill into a piping bag.
  3. Assembling:
    • Once éclairs are baked and cooled, fill them with the custard sauce.

Enjoy! These homemade éclairs offer a delightful combination of crisp pastry and creamy custard that’s both visually appealing and delicious. They are perfect for serving at gatherings or enjoying as a special treat.

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