Sunday, August 31, 2008

Daring Baker's August Challenge - Pate Choux Eclairs

I was sooo happy when this month's challenge was announced.. finally a chance for me to try PATE CHOUX... sure I was kind of scared but excited at the same time...if I could master this I could make profiteroles for the rest of my life!!!

This month's challenge is also really especial for me because my Bad Monsieur Josh helped and he made the eclairs taste THAT much better!!! He made the chocolate sauce and glaze... oh quick note about that amazing chocolate sauce is GREAT on ice cream.

The pate choux wasn't that hard to make and it handled like a dream, the only hard part was seeing the little eclairs deflating when they came out of the oven.. I made them twice and twice it happened, but now I know thanks to the amazing Daring Bakers out there that I should take them out with care and cool them little by little. I made one other little adjustment to the eclairs and that was to include some coffee in the pastry cream and some pecans on top of the eclairs after glazing them.

Well... what else can I say I LOVED this challenge and now I leave you with some pictures to convince you to make them one day.. you'll love the result and you'll love playing with the pate choux.

This is the choux paste

And the eclairs... yuuum


Aparna said...

I can see this month's eclairs were truly special for you. No wonder they turned out nice.

linda said...

They look delicious! Love the addition of coffee and pecans.

Sarah said...

oohhhh!!! Yummy!!! I want one. I want to reach right into the computer and grab one they look absolutely delicious. Next girls night/weekend you have to make them.

morgana said...

Qué ricos! Te quedaron estupendos, tienen una pinta fenomenal.

The look really yummy, good job. Now I need to eat some chocolat. I wonder why... ;-)

giz said...

oh boy, oh boy, oh boy - did they turn out fantastic. Although I didn't have the time this month to participate, I do have to try these.