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Toffee popcorn ėclairs


Makes: 10-12
timePrep time: 25 mins
timeTotal time:
Toffee popcorn ėclairs
Photograph by Maja Smend

Toffee popcorn ėclairs


Makes: 10-12
timePrep time: 25 mins
timeTotal time:

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Nutritional information (per serving)
Calories
308Kcal
Fat
26gr
Saturates
15gr
Carbs
16gr
Sugars
9gr
Fibre
1gr
Protein
4gr
Salt
0.1gr

Jo Wheatley

Jo Wheatley

Jo baked her way into our hearts by winning The Great British Bake Off in 2011. Her cookbooks, Home Baking and A Passion for Baking, are full of easy cakes and impressive desserts to share with friends and family.

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Jo Wheatley

Jo Wheatley

Jo baked her way into our hearts by winning The Great British Bake Off in 2011. Her cookbooks, Home Baking and A Passion for Baking, are full of easy cakes and impressive desserts to share with friends and family.

See more of Jo Wheatley’s recipes

Ingredients

For the choux pastry:
  • 75g unsalted butter, cubed
  • a pinch of salt
  • 100g plain flour
  • 3 medium eggs, lightly beaten
For the topping:
  • 100g milk chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1 x 300ml carton double cream
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • a small knob of butter
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • 25g toffee popcorn, roughly chopped
For the filling:
  • 4-5 tbsp Carnation Caramel (from a tin)

Step by step

Get ahead
Best eaten on the day they're made. The cooled choux buns can be frozen.
  1. Start by making the pastry. In a small pan, gently heat the butter with 175ml water and a pinch of salt over a low heat until the butter has melted. Increase the heat, bring the mixture to a rolling boil, then immediately remove from the heat. Tip in the flour (all in one go) then beat the mixture until it turns glossy and comes away from the sides of the pan in a ball. Spread onto a plate and leave to cool for about 20 minutes.

     
  2. Preheat the oven to 220°C, fan 200°C, gas 7. Line a large baking tray with baking paper and prepare a disposable piping bag with a 1cm straight-edged nozzle.

     
  3. Once the dough has cooled, place it in a medium bowl and add the beaten eggs, a little at a time, beating after each addition. The mixture will look sloppy, but continue to beat and it will come together. (You might not need all the egg.) The mixture should be pipeable and fall off the spoon, given a good shake. Fill the piping bag with the mixture.

     
    Tip
    With choux, add the beaten egg gradually as too much egg will make the pastry too thin to hold its shape.

     
  4. Pipe the pastry into 7-8cm éclairs, leaving space between them to allow for spreading. Bake for about 25 minutes, until puffed and golden. Don’t open the oven door early.

     
  5. Remove the éclairs from the oven, leave to cool slightly, then, using a serrated knife, slice them lengthways in half. Return to the oven for a further 7 minutes, then leave to cool completely on a wire rack. 

     
  6. About 20 minutes before assembling the éclairs, make the topping. In a pan, gently heat the chocolate, 2 tablespoons of the cream (use the rest in the filling), syrup, butter and salt, stir to combine. Transfer to a bowl; leave to cool and firm up slightly. 

     
  7. For the filling, whip the remaining cream until it creates medium peaks. Spoon into
    a disposable piping bag. Spread the Carnation Caramel inside the base of each éclair, then pipe the cream on top of it, before sandwiching the éclair together. Spread the chocolate on top of each éclair. Sprinkle over the chopped popcorn; serve.

     
Chef quote
The feather-light French éclair is having a renaissance – try this twist on the classic.

 

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