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Posted by on Jun. 22, 2013 at 7:26 AM
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JUNE 22, 2013 – NATIONAL CHOCOLATE ECLAIR DAY

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NATIONAL CHOCOLATE ECLAIR DAY

June 22 celebrates National Chocolate Eclair Day.  Today is a day for everyone to enjoy a delicious cream filled pastry that is covered in smooth chocolate.

The dough of an eclair, is piped into an oblong shape with a pastry bag and baked until it is crisp and hollow on the inside.  Once the pastry has cooled, it is then filled with a vanilla flavored custard, whipped cream or chiboust cream and then iced with chocolate.  

The word “eclair” comes from the French word, meaning “flash of lightning”.   The connection between this and the French pastry remains unclear.

Originating during the nineteenth century in France, the eclair was first called “pain à la duchesse” or “petite duchesse”.   It is believed, by food historians, that eclairs were first made by French chef Antonin Careme (1784-1833).

The 1884 Boston Cooking School Cook Book, by Mrs. D.A. Lincoln, has the first known English-language recipe for eclairs.

  • Long Johns are marketed under the name eclairs in some parts of the United States.  The two are not quite identical.  Long Johns are made with donut pastry and typically filled with a vanilla pudding or custard, making it a simpler and less expensive alternative to the eclair. 

Following are a few of our “tried and true” recipes for you to make, share and enjoy National Chocolate Eclair Day!

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/chocolate-eclair-cake/

http://dailydishrecipes.com/e-is-for-eclair-real-chocolate-eclair-cupcakes/

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/gale-gand/chocolate-eclairs-recipe/index.html

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/chocolate-eclair-graham-dessert

Have a GREAT day!

http://nationaldaycalendar.com/

What is your favorite kind of donut?


by on Jun. 22, 2013 at 7:26 AM
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atlmom2
by Susie on Jun. 22, 2013 at 7:51 AM
Iced and sprinkled yeast donut
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luckysevenwow
by Platinum Member on Jun. 22, 2013 at 9:33 AM

One word...yummy!

shorty13417
by on Jun. 22, 2013 at 12:06 PM

either glazed or powdered but i hardly ever buy them cause most of the time, i don't even get one  :(   my son eats them all up before any one can get any of them.

lakerfan420
by Jamie on Jun. 22, 2013 at 12:54 PM
This


Quoting atlmom2:

Iced and sprinkled yeast donut

SAMI_JO
by on Jun. 22, 2013 at 1:31 PM

 Oh don't torture me. My doctor just put me on a zero carb, zero sugar diet, and told me to "stay away from our new doughnut shop that just opened 2 weeks ago, and has some delicious treats!"

Chocolate glazed... yummmm

Barabell
by Barbara on Jun. 22, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Oh, that looks so good!

I like fritters and filled donuts.

bizzeemom2717
by Jen on Jun. 22, 2013 at 2:22 PM
Looks SO good! Love glazed old fashioned
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sahlady
by Gold Member on Jun. 22, 2013 at 2:53 PM

and my bday.... maybe instead of a cake i will have an eclaire!

MrsBLB
by Missi on Jun. 22, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Yum!  I like jelly filled, or plain chocolate.

Janeite
by on Jun. 22, 2013 at 4:53 PM

I don't eat donuts anymore. Sigh.  

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