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Strawberries, Basil and Mascarpone Éclairs

Strawberries, Basil and Mascarpone Éclairs

30 - 60 minutes, Dessert -

Ingredients

Choux pastry

  • 120g white pastry flour
  • 100ml water
  • 100ml whole milk
  • 85g unsalted butter
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 1 level tsp caster sugar
  • 1 level tsp Maille Dijon Originale mustard
  • ½ tsp salt, optional

Mascarpone cream filling

Strawberry compote

  • 125g strawberries, finely chopped
  • 80g sugar
  • ¼ vanilla pod
  • ½ lemon, juiced

Preparation

Choux Pastry

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C/356F/gas.
  2. Combine the water, milk, butter, salt and sugar and bring to the boil. 
  3. Add the flour while stirring.
  4. Bring to a moderate heat for 3 minutes so the water evaporates and remove from the heat.
  5. Add the Maille Dijon Originale mustard and the eggs little by little and beat in well until smooth. 
  6. Pipe the mixture on a baking tray, forming lines of approximately 10cm/4inches and place in a fan oven for 27 minutes.

Filling

  1. Mix the sugar and water and cook as a syrup until it reaches 120C/248F/gas.
  2. Place the egg yolks in a mixing bowl and slowly whisk in the syrup.
  3. Whip the mixture in the mixer until you get a nice and smooth sabayon.
  4. Combine the whipped cream and the Maille Dijon Originale mustard.
  5. When the mixtures reaches 15C/59F, add the mascarpone and the mustard mix and stir to combine.

Strawberry compote

  1. Chop the strawberries and blend them with a hand blender. 
  2. Mix all ingredients together, add to a pan and bring to the boil. Keep cooking for 5 minutes on a constant boil. Stir constantly, then take the pan off from the heat and add the lemon juice.
  3. Cool the mixture in the fridge before use. 

Assembly

  1. Pipe both mixtures in the éclairs and decorate with fresh strawberries and basil to finish.