|Preparation||Cooking||Start to finish|
|58 min.||30 min.||1 hour 28 min.|
|1||Preheat the oven to 360°F (180°C).
Prepare 300 g Choux pastry (pâte à choux) and pipe the eclairs about 5-6 cm (2 inches) long using a forcing bag with a ridged nozzle, if possible.
|2||Bake the mini eclairs.||15 min.|
|3||When cold, cut in half lengthways.||5 min.|
|4||Fill each "bottom" with apple-flavoured confectioner's custard.||5 min.|
|5||Replace the "lid".
Fill all the eclairs like this and put to wait in the fridge.
|6||Prepare the walnut nougatine: preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C). Spread 50 g walnut kernels on a baking sheet and toast for 5 minutes in the oven.||5 min.|
|7||When cooled, use a blender to grind the toasted walnuts to a powder.||5 min.|
|8||Use 150 g caster sugar and 3 tablespoons water to make a light caramel.||10 min.|
|9||Tip the ground walnuts into the caramel...||1 min.|
|10||...and mix thoroughly.
Now you need to work as quickly as possible, because the nougatine will set rapidly as it cools.
|11||Pour the nougatine out onto a sheet of cooking parchment.||1 min.|
|12||Lay a second sheet on top and roll the nougatine out as thinly as possible with a rolling pin.||3 min.|
|13||Use a large knife to cut the nougatine, or at least score it, into strips about 1 cm (0.3 inch) wide.||2 min.|
|14||When cooled, cut the strips apart.||5 min.|
|15||Stick these onto the tops of the eclairs with a little confectioner's custard.
Refrigerate until needed, but do not serve too cold.
For 24 pieces : 3.04 €
Per piece : 0.13 €
|Choux pastry (pâte à choux): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Puits d'amour, Pets de nonne, Saint Honoré cake, Gougères, Chouquettes, ... [All]|
|Apple confectioner's custard: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: ... [All]|
|Caster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Nantes Tourton, Little caramelized peach tarts, Chocolate and vanilla crème brûlée, Jam doughnuts, Gravlax, ... [All]|
|Walnut kernels: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Endive and walnut salad, Baked Camembert with Walnuts, Walnut short bread, Raw beetroot salad, Oaty walnut cake , ... [All]|
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