August 31, 2008

Daring Bakers - Chocolate Éclairs by Pierre Hermé

Chocolate Éclairs by Pierre Hermé

I do love the Daring Bakers and their challenges. Luckily I have a great group of coworkers who eat everything I share...the eclairs were gobbled up before school started on the day I brought them in. My coworkers continuously thank me for joining the baking groups I have as they reap the benefits on a regular basis. Last month I said that a purpose of joining the Daring Bakers and Tuesdays groups is to stretch my skills and try new techniques in the kitchen. I have not yet started working on stretching my food photography or writing skills...I'm hoping that comes soon.

This month our challenge is hosted by
Tony Tahhan and MeetaK . Check their blogs for great stories about the baking and for the eclair recipe.

I have made eclairs or close variations a few times this year. This time the pastry came out perfectly browned and airy. The chocolate sauce and pastry cream were delicious! I am a big fan of all dark chocolates and this was almost chocolate overload. I wish the glaze/sauce had spread a little looked more glopped than glazed on most of the eclairs.

Thanks to Tony and Meeta for a great recipe.


marye said...

You did a great job on them!

HoneyB said...

Looks awesome. I love how the chocolate glaze looks like it hardened.

Claire said...

Glad you had such a good result. They look wonderful!

jo said...

great job on your eclairs.

tanya said...

Wonderful job! Your eclairs look so pretty!

silverrock said...

Mmm... those eclairs look delectable. Way to go on this month's challenge :)