Jasmine Eclairs

Jasmine Eclairs
Steep jasmine flowers in milk and then use the floral-scented milk to make the custard that fills these chocolate-glazed pastries.
Makes 18
Prep 5 m
Chill 10 m
Bake 30 m
Cook 3 m



Eclair shells:




  1. 1 of 1 Tie jasmine in a square of cheesecloth, securing with cotton string. Place in a medium-size saucepan with milk. Bring milk just to boiling. Remove jasmine. Stir together cornstarch, sugar, eggs and salt in a small bowl. Stir a small amount of hot milk into cornstarch mixture; stir cornstarch mixture back into milk in saucepan. Over medium-low heat, cook, stirring until thickened, about 4 to 5 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and strain into a medium bowl. Let cool slightly, then cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate.


  1. 1 of 6 Heat 1/2 cup water, butter, sugar and salt in small saucepan to a rolling boil.
  2. 2 of 6 Add flour all at once. Vigorously stir with wooden spoon until mixture forms a thick, smooth ball that leaves sides of pan clean, about 1 minute. Cook, stirring, another 2 minutes.
  3. 3 of 6 Transfer dough to a glass bowl. Add eggs, one at a time, beating with a wooden spoon for 30 seconds after each until dough is shiny and smooth.
  4. 4 of 6 Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  5. 5 of 6 Fit a 1/2-inch plain tip to pastry bag or have ready a bag with 1/2-inch opening and no tip; spoon dough into bag. Press dough out into 18-3-inch-long strips, 1/2 inch wide, on ungreased baking sheets, spacing 1 inch apart. Bake 400 degree oven for 30 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Transfer eclairs to rack to cool.
  6. 6 of 6 Split eclair shells lengthwise. Fit pastry bag with same 1/2-inch tip. Fill bag with custard filling, and pipe filling into shells. Replace tops.


  1. 1 of 1 Melt frosting in microwave on high for 7 seconds. Stir until smooth. Dip tops of filled eclairs in melted frosting. Let set, refrigerated, 10 minutes. Makes 18 mini eclairs.


  1. 1 of 1 Jasmine flowers are available at Adrianas Caravan, 800-316-0820 or www.adrianascaravan.com.
Nutrition Information for Jasmine Eclairs
Servings Per Recipe: 18
Per Serving: 0 g fiber, 99 kcal cal., 52 mg sodium, 5 g Fat, total, 57 mg chol., 2 g pro., 11 g carb., 3 g sat. fat