This delicious dessert will satisfy your sweet-tooth!


Ingredients (serves 16)

  • 80 g Weight Watchers Canola Spread
  • 2/3 cup (100g) plain flour
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 tsp gelatin
  • 2/3 cup (160ml) thick vanilla custard
  • 50 g melted dark chocolate melts

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Combine the canola spread and ⅓ cup (80ml) water in a small saucepan. Heat over high heat and bring to the boil. Stir in the flour, beating with a wooden spoon for 1 minute or until the mixture comes away from the side of the pan to form a smooth ball. Transfer the dough to a heatproof bowl and set aside to cool slightly.
  2. Using electric beaters, beat in eggs, 1 at a time, until the mixture is thick and glossy.
  3. Using a piping bag fitted with a 1cm round nozzle, pipe sixteen 7cm lengths of mixture, at least 2.5cm apart, onto the prepared trays. Bake, swapping trays halfway through, for 15 minutes or until golden. Turn oven off. Leave the éclairs in oven, with the door closed, for 2 hours to cool.
  4. Meanwhile, combine the gelatin and 1 tablespoon boiling water in a heatproof jug. Stir until the gelatin has dissolved. Set aside for five minutes to cool. Stir the gelatin mixture into the custard. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside to cool to room temperature. Cut éclairs in half and top each of the bases with 2 teaspoons of the custard mixture. Spread the melted chocolate over the pastry tops. Replace the pastry tops.

Notes... For best results, have the trays, piping bag and nozzles prepared and at the ready before you begin. Only 3 SmartPoints value per serve.

  • Love the look of them. Thanks for the recipe. Yum.

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  • My Austrian father-in-law gets a chocolate eclair as part of his birthday and father’s day presents every year. Maybe should give these yummy ones a go.

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  • Have not made these in years. Looking at the pics thinking it is time to start making them again.

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  • These look delicious. I love chocolate eclairs. I hope mine look this good.

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  • Ooh yummy, they look very nice (-:

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  • I have not had an eclair in years. And yes, they were a childhood favourite. I think there are so many more options now. But these definitely take me back to my childhood.

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  • Just fabulous – can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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  • there is nothing better than a chokkie eclair with custard in it!!

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  • oh my yum! This sounds easy to do! My fave sweet!

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  • Ooh yum. And they’re from Weight Watchers so they must be good for me!!

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  • Not my type of recipe I’m afraid

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  • have never made these, would love to try!

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  • I’ve never tried making them. But I love to eat them for sure! :-)

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  • Can butter be used instead of Canola spread?

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  • I haven’t made these in years. So yummy. I usual use cream in the middle but I love the sound of creamy custard instead. Will have to have a try of this recipe.


    • My mum used to make these all the time when we were little

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