Amazing matcha green tea eclairs

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Just like 99% of this world’s population I have a sweet tooth! I love to treat myself a tasty dessert once a day (sometimes more often) and I also love to bake my own desserts and try new recipes. One of my favorite desserts ever is the eclair. Every time a travel somewhere I am looking for a good place to try some and they are always an experience to remember! I love the flaky dough, the cool creamy filling and the icing. Perfect combination!

So I’ve tried many different kinds through the years, from classic custard and bavarian cream filled ones to fruit filled and  even tiramisu eclairs and I was looking for something new. So I thought to myself, “how about green tea eclairs” ?  I have experienced in the past with matcha green tea in my baked goods and I find it marvelous!

Matcha, a finely ground powder made of whole, high-grade green tea leaves is not only an excellent source of antioxidants but also a great ingredient for desserts. In fact, it gives everything it touches a delightful shade of green, a smooth but rich flavor and it pairs perfectly with dairy and sugar!

So after trying a few different recipes I found this one and I loved it! When it comes to green tea eclairs I would avoid the green tea icing and just go for the regular choux pastry with matcha cream filling. I think the icing is unnecessary and will make them too heavy and sweet.

So here is what you need to know about making your own Matcha Eclairs!

Ingredients for Choux pastry:

(for 6 small eclairs)

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2.5 oz flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 oz butter cut in pieces
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pinch of salt


  1. Put your milk, water, butter, sugar, salt in a pot.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Remove from the heat and add the flour in one time and mix well with a wooden spoon.
  4. Your dough should detach from the sides of the pot.
  5. Add one egg, mix well and then add the second.
  6. Preheat your oven at 400 F.
  7. Grease a cooking sheet.
  8. Using a decoration bag, pipe your choux in the regular form of éclair (long fingers) and make sure you leave some space between them because they expand. They should be about 4″ long.
  9. Cook them for about 30 mns or until golden brown.
  10. Open the oven slightly and continue to cook for 10 more minutes.
  11. Take your éclairs out of the oven and let them cool down on a rack.

Ingredients for matcha custard:

(for 6 small eclairs)

  • 1 cup + 1 Tbsp milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp Matcha tea
  • 2 oz sugar
  • 1/2 vanilla pod
  • 1 pinch of salt


  1. Cut your vanilla pod in 2 halves, add your milk and bring to a boil.
  2. Remove from heat and let infuse for 15 minutes.
  3. Filter the milk and remove the vanilla pod.
  4. In a bowl, beat your egg yolks with the sugar and the salt.
  5. Add your flour and mix well.
  6. Transfer in a pot and pour the hot milk on top of this mix your just prepared.
  7. Beat very well and heat until it’s boiling and the cream has started to thicken.
  8. Continue to cook for 1 to 2 mins.
  9. Remove from the heat, pour the cream in a bowl and let it cool down for 5-10 minutes.
  10. Once the cream has cooled down a bit, you can add the Matcha tea powder and whisk well.
  11. Cover with Cling paper and place in the refrigerator until it’s cold enough and ready to be used.

Finishing Steps:

  • Cut your éclairs open and layer in your Matcha tea custard cream.
  • You can garnish using some powder sugar mixed with some matcha tea.
  • I personally drizzle some melted chocolate garnish and top it off with some fresh berries.

Enjoy ! ! !

Do you like eclairs? What is your favorite kind?