Smoked Salmon Eclairs
MAKES: 12 ECLAIRS
TOTAL TIME: 1 HOUR 15 MINUTES
70 g plain flour
Pinch of salt
125 mL milk
50 g salted butter, cubed
For the Filling
150 g cream cheese
3 tbsp crème fraiche
2 tbsp Sweet Chilli Sauce
125 g smoked salmon, cut into strips
Dill to garnish
Preheat oven to 220ºC.
Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Sift flour with salt in a small bowl.
Combine milk and butter in a small saucepan and heat very gently to melt the butter. Do not let the liquid bubble.
When butter is melted, turn up the heat and bring to the boil, then turn off heat and tip in flour. Mix with a wooden spoon until a smooth dough forms.
Allow to cool for 5 minutes and then beat in eggs, one at a time, until mixture is smooth and shiny.
Spoon mixture into a piping bag fitted with a 1 cm nozzle. Pipe 12 cm x 8 cm eclairs, onto baking tray, leaving plenty of room between each.
Turn oven down to 200ºC and cook for 20 minutes or until golden and puffed.
Remove from oven and split down the middle while still hot. Set aside to cool.
Make filling by mixing together cream cheese, crème fraiche and sweet chilli sauce in a bowl.
Put filling in a clean piping bag and pipe down the middle of each éclair.
Top eclairs with a strip of smoked salmon and garnish with dill.