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Eclairs

I wanted to break away from the monotomy of baking the usual cakes and cookies. Much as i liked baking them, i can see the end users of my bakes losing their interests in what i brought out from my kitchen.

So i journeyed west, and went a little French this morning with the French Eclairs.

Finger shaped choux pastries filled with pastry cream and topped with chocolate.

Before baking, my choux pastries started out sleek and smooth. They were just slightly bigger than regular pencils, only half the lengths.

But, they grew in the oven though, and turned out like these Frankenstein fingers. Fat and ripped.

 Not that i minded of course. Ugly, big, fat fingers was exactly what i was looking for. In fact, they bigger they get, the better, cause it means they got bigger caves in them.

 

Which means you can pipe in more fillings!

Of course, the choice of fillings is completely up to your discretion. I’ve made both vanilla and chocolate pastry cream. Just because majority end users are pro-chocolates!

 

Recipe taken from Ounces and Grams

For Recipe, Click–> Eclairs

  1. April 18, 2011 at 8:03 am

    That vanilla filling looks temptingly delicious, I can grab a spoon and just scoop it out and eat it like such. Mmmmmmm

  2. April 18, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Eclairs are one of my all time favorite pastries! I remember making them in school and eating the entire batch for dinner!

  3. April 18, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    I used to love eclairs as a little girl! The Japanese in general like eclairs and cream puffs which in Japanese are called shuu criimu (choux cream).

  4. April 18, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    looks so great!🙂

  5. April 18, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Eclairs- the real, fresh kind- are my weakness. You make it seem so easy. Too easy to the point I may try to make these myself one day!😉

  6. April 18, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    LOVELY eclairs! when i see the first pic, i was shock. why? i thought you’ll fill it with choc but i saw vanilla. im pro-choc too!😀 anyways, nice try (:

  7. April 18, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    eclairs look amazingly delectable!

  8. April 18, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    hmm, wonder how does eclaire taste like? and i wouldnt mind being one of your end users!!

  9. April 18, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    i luv eclairs! thks for sharing, yours looks so delish!🙂

  10. TheMaleBaker
    April 18, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Oh man these are looking great! I am baking these soon.

  11. April 18, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    These eclairs just look wonderful. You have this way of baking great dishes that always appeal to everyone. Great job and great blog.

  12. April 18, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Your eclair shells look perfect!

  13. April 18, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    yum. love your pics!

  14. April 19, 2011 at 12:23 am

    I’m wishing for one of these right now! I’d love one with vanilla cream inside and chocolate on top please?🙂

  15. April 19, 2011 at 1:28 am

    agree! the chubbier the fingers the better! for more cream fillings. i love generous fillings of cream, yours looks especially good🙂

  16. April 19, 2011 at 2:02 am

    Ooh…!!! My mouth is seriously watering just looking at these photos. An eclair might just be the most perfect thing in all the world.

  17. April 19, 2011 at 2:48 am

    Ahhh…eclairs. One can never go wrong with such fat fingered delights, can they? Gorgeous, as always. (:

  18. April 19, 2011 at 4:55 am

    They look great … I cant decide between the vanilla and chocolate!!!

  19. April 19, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    So pretty! Better than my attempt back in January lol. I will have one of each please!! *HUGS*

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