I had seen a recipe for chocolate eclair cake on a blog about a month ago. I wanted to make it but didn’t have an event, and I don’t need to make something this big for the four of us because the chances are good I will eat waaay more of it than I should. So, I have a clothes swap I am going to tomorrow and thought this was a good opportunity to try it out. The recipe I saw called for a graham cracker crust. Now, graham cracker does not say eclair to me so I wanted to swap that out with puff pastry.
I laid it out on a cookie sheets and baked it
Here it is just out of the oven next to my vanilla “custard”
I pressed the pastry down with the back of a fork and then poured the vanilla pudding over it. I used a large box of vanilla jello pudding (the cook version) but instead of milk I used half and half for a richer taste. That’s just how I roll. 🙂
Then I baked up another two sheets of puff pastry, put them on top and pushed them down with the back of a fork.
Then I made a simple vanilla glaze (2 C powdered sugar, a pinch of salt, a splash of vanilla and 2-4 TBS of HOT water) and poured it over the top
Next the plan was to drizzle hershey’s syrup over the top. Buuut apparently those kids I live with used the last of it and didn’t tell me. No worries, I popped some hot fudge ice cream topping in the microwave for 30 sec then smeared it over the top.
Now THAT’s a giant chocolate eclair!