Kraft, Food Network and Food.com provide chocolate éclair dessert recipes with short cooking times and ingredients generally found in any kitchen. One recipe is homemade and the other uses ingredients, such as instant pudding and pre-made whipped topping.
Kraft.com provides an easy recipe with simple ingredients, including Jell-O instant vanilla pudding, Cool Whip, butter, powdered sugar, unsweetened chocolate and graham crackers. The recipe has minimal cooking time, as cooking is done in the microwave. Four hours of refrigeration is also required.
FoodNetwork.com provides Paula Deen's recipe, which requires approximately 20 minutes of preparation and 30 minutes to cook. The pastry of the éclair requires water, flour, butter and eggs. The filling requires milk, sugar, salt, water, eggs and vanilla extract. The topping requires only chocolate squares, whip cream and sugar.
Food.com's recipe is also basically homemade, involving the same ingredients as Food Network, with the exception of using heavy cream for the vanilla pastry cream. The total preparation time is about 1 hour and 10 minutes.
All recipes have a 4 to 5-star rating. Users rate each recipe by logging onto the websites after cooking the meals and providing a review for each recipe. Deciding which recipe to choose generally depends on the preparation time and calories. While some recipes require heavy cream and sweetened chocolate, others use milk and unsweetened chocolate.