Eclairs with White Chocolate Lime Mousse

Chocolate chocolate chocolate… I have had chocolate all weekend at the yearly chocolate festival. Actually I was only going to the festival one day, but decided to make some warm up desserts in the days before. The first day I made chocolate mini tarts, the second day i made raspberry macaroons and then on the third day I made these stunning eclairs with white chocolate mousse.

Once again I have found inspiration from Maja how make the most fabulous chocolate desserts. Thanks Maja!

 

Ingredients (15 servings)

2/5 cup water

1/4 cup butter

1 tbs. sugar

1/2 cup flour

2 eggs, beaten

 

Lime Mousse:

3/4 cup white chocolate (I use Amedei Toscano White)

1 egg whites, pasteurized

3 egg yolks, pasteurized

3 tbsp. sugar

3 tbsp. lime zest

1/2 cup white chocolate (for decoration)

 

Bring water and butter to a boil in a saucepan. Take the saucepan of the heat and whisk in sugar and flour – a bit at a time. Whisk until combined.

Beat together the eggs in a small bowl. Add slowly to the roux while whisking. Whisk until the dough is smooth.

Transfer the batter to a pastry bag a a 1-inch plain round tip, and pipe 4 inch stripes 2 inch apart on a baking tray with baking paper. You should end up with 15 stripes.

Bake at 390F for 23-24 minute – (NOTE: do not open the oven while baking!). Let rest at a wire rack until completely cooled.

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Lime Mousse:

Melt chocolate slowly in a heat proof bowl over a pan of simmering water, and let cool while preparing the other ingredients.

Whisk the egg whites until stiff and makes soft peaks on top.

Without washing the whisker, whisk together egg yolks and sugar into a light and fluffy eggnog.

Add the melted chocolate and the lime zest and fold gently until combined. Then fold in the whisked egg whites. Fold until just combined. Whisking or folding to much will ruin the fluffiness so be careful.

Make a small whole in one end of the eclairs. Transfer the mousse to a pastry bag with a 1/2-inch round tip and fill the mousse into the eclairs.

Melt the remaining white chocolate in a heat proof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Spread on to the eclairs with a kitchen knife.

Serve with a lot of love and a good cup of coffee.

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Bon Appétit!

Ingredients (15 servings)

0.9 dl water

0.6 dl butter

1 tbs. sugar

1.25 dl flour

2 eggs, beaten

 

Lime Mousse:

1.8 dl white chocolate (I use Amedei Toscano White)

1 egg whites, pasteurized

3 egg yolks, pasteurized

3 tbsp. sugar

3 tbsp. lime zest

1.25 dl white chocolate (for decoration)

 

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