Caramel Éclairs with Salted Chocolate

Caramel Éclairs

Indulge in something sweet and salty by savoring these Caramel Éclairs with Salted Chocolate.

Caramel Éclairs with Salted Chocolate
Makes about 1½ dozen
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  2. 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  3. 1 tablespoon sugar
  4. 1 cup water
  5. ½ cup butter
  6. ⅛ teaspoon salt
  7. 4 large eggs
  8. Caramel (recipe follows)
  9. 1 (4-ounce) bar bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  10. 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  11. Sea salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, and sugar.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup water, butter, and salt. Bring to a rolling boil over medium-high heat. Using a wooden spoon, beat in flour mixture, stirring constantly, until mixture forms a ball. Remove pan from heat, and let cool 5 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time, at medium speed with a mixer until smooth.
  3. Spoon dough into a pastry bag fitted with a ½-inch-round tip. Pipe dough into 16 (2-inch-long) strips of dough 3 inches apart onto prepared baking sheet. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until puffed and sound hollow when tapped. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  4. After cooling Caramel 10 minutes, spoon into a squeeze bottle. Fit tip of squeeze bottle into one end of each éclair, and fill with about 1 tablespoon caramel.
  5. In a small saucepan, combine chocolate and cream. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, for 5 to 6 minutes or until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Dip top of each éclair in chocolate mixture. Sprinkle with sea salt.
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Caramel
Makes about 1½ cups
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Ingredients
  1. 1½ cups sugar
  2. 6 tablespoons water
  3. 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  4. ½ cup butter
  5. ⅓ cup heavy whipping cream
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, combine sugar, 6 tablespoons water, and corn syrup. Cook over medium-high heat for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, or until mixture turns a dark caramel color. Remove from heat, and add butter and cream, stirring constantly. Cool 10 minutes.
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