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An eclair is an oblong pastry made with choux dough filled with a cream and topped with icing. The eclair is supposed to have originated during the nineteenth century in France, where it was called “Pain a la duchesse”or “Petite duchesse” until 1850.(Courtesy: Wikipedia)
I was always under the impression that it was too tough to make pastries. The name “Choux Pastry” itself intimidated me. I assumed the process to be very cumbersome, till I read through the recipe. I must say that I was really relived to know that it was easily manageable and I thank BBC Food for the recipe.The only change I made in the recipe was to add a little bit of caster sugar into the whipping cream to give a mild sweetness to the filling.