I used the same recipe that I gave you before. Here it is in a shorter written form. You can follow the visuals on the other post.
Set oven to 400°
Put ½ c. water and ¼ c. butter in a sauce pan. While it comes to a boil, sift
1.2 c. flour and 1/8 tsp. salt. When the water boils, add the flour & salt all at once. Cook and stir vigorously over low heat, until mixture leaves the sides of the pan and forms a ball of dough.
Remove from heat. Add two eggs, one at a time and beat after each one until blended and glossy. Put on a greased cookie sheet in the size and shape desired. Bake for 30 min., then reduce the heat to 350° for 10 more min.
Test by removing one from the oven. If it falls, cook 5 min. longer. Let the puffs cool on the cookie sheet and fill as desired.
2/3 c. dark brown sugar
2/3 c. water
Place the brown sugar and water in a small pot and cook over medium heat until a candy thermometer registers 215 degrees F. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
2 T. cornstarch
1 1/2 c. milk, divided
3 egg yolks
2 T. butter (I used regular salted since it was supposed to be salted caramel)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
Place the cornstarch in a medium pot and whisk in about 1/2 c. milk. When there are no lumps, pour in the remaining milk. Bring to a bare simmer over medium heat. Watch and stir!
Place the egg yolks in a medium bowl and whisk some of the hot milk in, just a little at a time so you don't cook the eggs. Then add the mixture to the rest of the milk mixture and whisk all together and begin to heat again. Pour in the brown sugar caramel and stir in until thickened. (this takes about 5 min.) Immediately remove from the heat and stir in the butter, the vanilla and salt. Let cool slightly before filling the eclairs. You can put through a strainer if there are any lumps.
6 oz. milk chocolate chips
3/4 c. chocolate milk
Warm the milk in a sauce pan and add the chips to it. Stir until thick and creamy, but thin enough to drip from a spoon. Drizzle over the eclairs. Finally, sprinkle with a little sea salt! Voila!
The soon to be groom showed up at the end of the shower and tasted these. He said, "Wow! The sweet caramel at the beginning and then you get the salt at the end!" Perfect!