well, that’s just … sneaky!

I bought this book solely because of the photo of the chocolate eclairs on the cover.  (Yes, I most certainly DO judge my books by the cover!)  It has many delicious recipes I’ll enjoy trying.  When I decided I would try the eclairs, I went online to find a copy of the recipe so I wouldn’t have to mess up my book.  Hmmm.  I printed it off and was carrying on and while the eclairs  were baking, I checked the book and realized that MUCH was omitted (method wise) from the online recipe and the ingredient amounts were slightly different than the book.   Hmmph.

I dusted some with icing sugar (my mom can't eat chocolate, poor thing!)

I also had piping fail.  The recipe calls for a 1″ round piping tip but I didn’t have one that big, so I thought I’d pipe two strips side by side to compensate.  I should have piped them on top of each other because when they baked, they didn’t raise up all that much.  (And also the baking method/time is different in the book than the online recipe.)

yummy ganache that I could eat by the spoonful!

The ganache recipe is different, as well. I prefer ganaches that use heavy cream, not butter. And I also used the vanilla pastry cream recipe from the boston cream pie cupcakes. But one time I will try the Tropez Cream Recipe that is in this book.

They taste GREAT, though, so I will make them again.  One could also make them as cream puffs instead of eclairs.


5 thoughts on “well, that’s just … sneaky!”

  1. Oh…these are my favorite and they were my dear Mom’s favorite as well. I’ve never made homemade eclairs…just thought that they were too much work.

    Yours look delicious! Do Apollo & Eva get under foot when you’re working in the kitchen? My beagle is constantly under foot when I’m cooking or baking.

  2. Hi Terri-

    I’ve been busy and just caught up on the last few posts–Ava is adorable! Apollo looks happy to have a new buddy.

  3. Dangit! I was showing Nick the dog pictures and accidentally scrolled down too far. Now I’ll have to get that book and make eclairs. Wahhhhmbulance. 😉

    (They look fantastic!)

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