Add water and butter to a saucepan until the water simmer and the butter melts.
Add all the flour and stir vigorously until the mixture comes together into a heavy dough.
Allow the choux paste dough to cool slightly. Approximately 5 minutes.
Add the eggs, one by one, stirring vigorously after each addition. A little elbow grease is required, or you can do this process with a hand mixer or stand mixer.
After the addition of the final egg, the choux paste dough will be smooth and glossy.
Drop approximately 2 tablespoons of the choux paste dough onto a parchment or Silpat lined baking sheets. Leaving space in between each eclair.
Tap down any spiky points with a wet finger if needed.
Bake the eclair shells in a preheated 400-degree oven for approximately 30 - 35 minutes.
Remove the eclairs from the oven and immediately poke a steam hole in the side of each eclair to let the steam out so they won't deflate as they cool.
Allow the eclair shells to cool completely before using a serrated knife to gently slice tops off each eclair shell.
Gently pull out any of the doughy interiors that may still remain on the inside of each eclair shell to make room for the filling.
Set the shells and tops aside while you prepare the filling.
In a large bowl, whisk together the heavy cream, pudding mix, sugar, and vanilla extract until the mixture thickens into a heavy whipped mixture.
Gently fold the sliced strawberries into the whipped pudding mixture.
Divide and spoon the pudding and strawberry mixture evenly among the eclair shell bottoms, and gently place the tops of the shells onto each filled eclair.
Pour hot cream over chocolate chips and stir well until melted and smooth.
Spoon the chocolate ganache liberally over the cream filled eclairs.
Garnish the top of each chocolate covered strawberry filled eclair with a slice of strawberry for garnish.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Tools and equipment;
medium saucepan, wooden spoon. whisk, tablespoons, parchment paper or Silpat, baking sheet, large bowl, paring knife and cutting board, microwave-safe bowl, measuring spoons, measuring cups.