Sunday, August 31, 2008

Daring Bakers August Challenge

The challenge for this month was chosen by MeetaK of and Tony. The chosen recipe was Chocolate Éclairs from Chocolate Desserts By Pierre Hermé.

I made this dessert for a family dinner at my sister's a couple weeks ago. The combination I decided to use was lemon pastry cream (modified from this recipe) with white chocolate glaze. The Pate a choux dough was veryyy sticky but I managed to pipe them pretty well using a ziplock bag. My first sheet I was kinda nervous about and I think I took them out too soon because they deflated pretty quickly. The second batch turned out much better though! The glaze was a little runny, but tasted good! I definitely do get the eggy vibe from the dough, but overall the taste was good. I'm not sure that I would make this recipe again, as I like my cream puff one better, but it was a good experience.

To the pictures! :)


Francijn Brouwer said...

Hi Mary,

While I was looking through my old DB-blogs, I came across a link to yours, as one of my favorite Filbert Gateau's. I was curious what you did this month, but didn't find entries older than August 2008. What a pity! Your Danish braid is a beauty too, you're born as a DB-er! Why are you not posting any more?

Francijn Brouwer said...

I mean younger, of course. Can't find a way to correct it in the message itself :-)