Sunday, August 31, 2008
Daring Bakers Challenge: Eclairs!
Today is my first official "reveal" with the Daring Bakers. I was a little taken aback when I read that the August challenge was: ECLAIRS!
Specifically, the bakers were challenged to Pierre's Herme's Chocolate Eclair recipe. We were instructed that we had to use the Choux Pastry recipe as written. However we were allowed to substitute one of the chocolate components, if we liked.
I was successful the first time out of the gate with the puffs! I was quite well pleased.
Then it was on to the filling. I opted for a vanilla custard filling and used the chocolate sauce to top.
All in all, the family was happy and my friends impressed.
I was proud.