The Ecláir is the star dessert of French gastronomy. You will find it in all the bakeries, parties and meetings in Paris.
The term ecláir is translated as lightning because of its elongated and thin shape. They were also called “petite duchesse” or little duchess, in honor of the youngest of the members of the royal family.
Its recipe is based on a choux paste, which is nothing more than a light dough with milk, eggs, flour and butter, and which, due to its lightness, is ideal for filling. The ecláir originally comes filled with chocolate or custard cream and is glassed in different ways.
Another curious fact about this dessert is that every June 22 the Chocolate Ecláir Day is celebrated in France to commemorate one of the most emblematic desserts in the country.