Sunday, August 31, 2008

Daring baking! Chocolate Eclairs!

Second time lucky with these eclairs!! I found the dough a little tricky the first time, despite having made choux pastry a couple of times before. It seemed to be a denser dough this time and didn't rise as much. It appears that many of the other daring bakers found this too.

I used leftover chocolate pastry cream and glaze from the previous batch for my second batch, and I found the chocolate glaze a lot easier to deal with when it had been cooled. It was still pretty gooey, but that added to the deliciousness as they were wonderfully messy!

These were delicious, I'd definitely consider making them again. I filled half with just whipped cream and these were probably my favourite.

I also took a few and filled with scrambled eggs and bacon and topped with mozzarella as a special treat for my husband who isn't interested in sweet things, he was very happy with these little treasures!

They definitely worked a lot better piped onto parchment than waxed paper, the first batch all stuck to the paper, which was frustrating. I also ignored the tricky instructions about keeping the oven door open, it was hot enough as it was without an open oven door!!

Thanks so much to the lovely Meeta and Tony, who
devised the challenge for this month. It was a fun challenge and nice to do something that wasnt terribly time consuming but involved some tricky techniques!

10 comments:

CookiePie said...

Yummy! Your eclairs look great, and I love the savory idea too.

jillian said...

Ooh scrambled eggs and bacon in eclairs? What a cool idea!

HoneyB said...

Creative with the eggs and bacon for hubby! Great job!

Lunch Buckets said...

I think the savory idea is perfect! Mine were too eggy for my taste, but with bacon, well that would be different!

Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats said...

Lovely eclairs - good work doing a second batch.

shellyfish said...

I love the breakfast sandwhich idea! Great thinking!

Candace said...

The breakfast one has me intrigued! It looks yummy!

Aran said...

i bet the savory ones were tasty!!

Tartelette said...

The savory eclairs are brilliant! You'd make PH jealous he did not think about that one!!

Annarasa said...

I like the savoury ones!!

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