Paris-Breast Eclair from Philippe Conticini

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Paris-Breast Eclair from Philippe Conticini


Sometimes it is fun to spend an afternoon in the kitchen creating decadent desserts for the family to enjoy. This recipe for Paris-Breast Éclair from Philippe Conticini is delicious and the perfect way to say you love your family or friends. It takes 105 minutes to prepare this recipe for four servings, so plan accordingly if you want to make more. We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!


  • 50 grams brown sugar
  • 50 grams flour
  • salt
  • 40 grams softened butter
  • 1 sheet gelatin
  • 155 grams low-fat milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 40 grams caster sugar
  • 15 grams corn starch
  • 80 grams hazelnuts (sweetened, or almonds)
  • 70 grams unsalted butter (cold)
  • 55 grams milk
  • 55 grams water
  • 110 grams eggs
  • 53 grams butter
  • 70 grams flour
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch sugar


  1. 1In a mixing bowl, combine the sugar, flour, butter and a pinch salt. Add the softened butter and mix to a smooth paste. Spread between two sheets of wax paper.
  2. 2Refrigerate.
  3. 3Cut the dough into 3 centimeters pieces.
  4. 4Place the gelatin sheet in a bowl of cold water to soften it.
  5. 5In a saucepan, bring the milk to boiling temperature, remove the saucepan from heat.
  6. 6In a bowl, beat egg yolks and sugar together until the mixture blanches, add the cornstarch. Stir well to a smooth paste, then add half the milk.
  7. 7Mix again, and pour in the saucepan containing the milk. Bring the cream to a boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly with a whisk.
  8. 8When the cream is thick, remove from heat.
  9. 9Add the softened gelatin to the cream, stir until it melts.
  10. 10Add praline and cold butter, mix in the blender.
  11. 11Pour in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  12. 12When it is very cold beat the cream in the bowl of a mixer with the whip attachment at medium speed for 3 minutes.
  13. 13Fill a pastry bag fitted with a round or star tip.
  14. 14The praline can be me prepared the day before.
  15. 15Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  16. 16Cut the butter in pieces.
  17. 17In a sauce pan, bring the milk, water, and butter to a boil.
  18. 18Remove from heat, add flour, a pinch of sugar, a pinch of salt, and quickly mix until a dough forms, turn on the heat for 1 minute to dry the dough.
  19. 19Place in a food processor bowl, knead with dough blade. Add the eggs one by one for a shiny and soft dough (to check readiness: make a deep line a few centimeters long in the dough, it should softly reshape).
  20. 20Pour the batter into a pastry bag fitted with a round smooth 1 centimeter tip.
  21. 21Make the eclairs by sticking together 3 balls of dough, measuring 4 centimeters in diameter (you can outline them on the back of your parchment paper).
  22. 22Cover each ball of dough with a layer crumble.
  23. 23Bake for 30 minutes. Let cool.
  24. 24To assemble, when the eclairs are cool, cut in half, and fill with praline cream. Sprinkle with icing sugar.
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NutritionView more



Calories720Calories from Fat460
Total Fat51g78%
Saturated Fat24g120%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat460
Total Carbohydrate55g18%
Dietary Fiber3g12%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.