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Chocolate Eclair Hearts

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Recipe photo courtesy of Anna Williams

Bake some sweet hearts for your sweetheart. In a twist on traditional oblong eclairs, the light French pastry known as pate a choux is piped into heart shapes and filled with milk-chocolate whipped cream. Topped with a glossy layer of dark chocolate glaze, these treats are perfect after a dinner party or dining a deux.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2007
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Ingredients

For the Pate a Choux

For the Filling

For the Glaze

Directions

Cook's Notes

Unfilled, uncut hearts can be stored in airtight containers at room temperature up to three days; reheat in a 350-degree oven until crisp, 5 to 7 minutes, then let cool before using. The filling can be made through step 7 and refrigerated overnight.

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  • SOMERSIZING
    22 AUG, 2008
    DONT THEY LOOK GOOD ON THE PICTURE, THE FILLING LOOKS VERY THICK, I MUST BE SURE MINE IS ALSO. WENT TO DIFFERENT USES FOR CREAM BY MARTHA AND FOUND OUT ABOUT HEAVY CREAM. MINE TURNED OUT GREAT AND ALL GONE IS MINUTES. CANT MAKE THEM VERY OFTEN. FATTENING.
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  • riteofcake
    2 JUL, 2008
    i made these for valentines day this year but i when i tried to make the whipped cream filling, it went downhill, it was runny and didn't turn out at all after two attempts. instead i used a home-grown recipe for regular whipped cream (not chocolate) and they were delicious anyway. before trying to shock and awe anyone, i would really recommend doing a practice run of this recipe first.
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  • chefbb317
    23 FEB, 2008
    I have made many different recipes of eclairs and this was not my favorite. The whipped cresam center just didn't turn out, it was a bit running for me. But for a total chocolate lover this could be the recipe for you.
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  • LindaKayGwin
    12 FEB, 2008
    dear bonniemomoffive what a beautiful photo such a tiny one i am also a Mom of fives LK
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  • bonniemomof5
    8 FEB, 2008
    I'm going to give these a shot as well for my husband and children for Valentine's day.
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  • ALR7229865DW
    8 FEB, 2008
    Eclairs are remarkably easy to make with results that people won't believe you made them.
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  • MS12139184
    7 FEB, 2008
    I have made creampuff dogh before its not too hard to make. Not easy to mess up. I might make these for my husband for Valentine's day.
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  • jerie
    7 FEB, 2008
    who has ACTUALLY done these? They look very labor intensive and easy to mess up
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  • Christina_Rey
    1 FEB, 2008
    I cant wait to try these. They look delicious!
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  • Christina_Rey
    1 FEB, 2008
    I cant wait to try these. They look delicious!
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