Jun 22, 2022
If you've ever had an éclair before, you probably don't know that the word means "flash of lightning," so named because of the tendency of people to eat it "in a flash." In fact, "Chambers English Dictionary" gives us a definition of éclair that further proves this: "a cake, long in shape but short in duration." If you've never tried a chocolate éclair, this is a sign you should! It's a delicious, delicate pastry filled with creamy custard and topped with decadent chocolate fondant or ganache. Just thinking about it makes us drool!
The éclair was first created in France and was known as "pain à la Duchesse '' or "petite Duchesse" until 1850. Culinary historians speculate that Marie-Antoine Carême, a well-known French cook, who worked as a pastry chef for the French royal family in the early 1800s, was the first to make éclairs in France. It was first mentioned in print in English in Vanity Fair in 1861 and then again in 1884 in the Boston Cooking School Cookbook. Like any popular dessert, it has evolved to suit different preferences all over the world. The éclair is seeing a boom in popularity and can now be found filled with fillings like mocha or matcha.
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