No afternoon tea is complete without some perfect mini chocolate éclairs to delight your guests. These little éclairs do take some time to get right, but once you have perfected the method they will give you endless joy. These éclairs are best enjoyed when they have been able to chill in the fridge before serving, so that the melted chocolate can harden over the fluffy pastry.
Just before placing the pastry in the oven, splash some water onto the base of the oven to create some steam. This will help the pastry to puff up and become light and airy.