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Raspberry Eclairs

Choux Pastry:
1/2 C. unsalted butter
2/3 C. water
1/3 C. all-purpose flour, sifted
2 eggs, beaten

3/4 C. whipping cream
1 T. confectioners' sugar
6 oz. raspberries
3/4 C. confectioners' sugar, sifted
2 tsp. lemon juice
Pink food coloring (optional)

Preheat oven to 425F (220C).

Into a saucepan, put butter and water, and bring to a boil. Add flour all at once and beat thoroughly until mixture leaves the side of the pan. Cool slightly, then vigorously beat in eggs, one at a time. Spoon dough into a pastry bag fitted with a plain 1/2-inch tip and pipe 20 to 24 (3-inch) strips onto dampened baking sheets. Bake 10 minutes. Reduce temperature to 375F (190C); bake 20 minutes more, until golden.

Slit the side of each éclair, then leave on wire racks to cool.

To make filling, in a bowl, whip cream and confectioners' sugar until stiff peaks form. Put into a pastry bag fitted with a 1/8-inch tip. Pipe the filling into each éclair. Put a few raspberries in each éclair.

To make frosting, in a small bowl, mix confectioners' sugar with lemon juice and enough water to make a smooth paste. Add pink coloring, if desired. Spread frosting over éclairs and let set.

Makes 20.