Being from New Jersey, I feel eclairs are their own food group along with pasta and almond rings(Next on my list!). Being that there is no bakery here in Murphy that makes genuine Northern eclairs or cream puffs, I have taken this offense as a personal challenge. Let me tell you… the first attempt at the dough was a FLOP!! I could toss it in the yard like a frisbee as I thought this has to be wrong and added more flour!! Well… Silly me did not follow Nonna’s recipe correctly and to the letter. Shame on me!! But the second attempt was a success! They were light and fluffy and the cream was perfection. I took one shortcut and that was the chocolate cream which I am so glad I did as I do not think I could have duplicated the sheer delight that was this topping!