Sunday, August 31, 2008

Daring Bakers Debut -- Chocolate Eclairs


I'm so excited to be posting my first Daring Bakers challenge results! For the month of August, the Daring Bakers tackled Pierre Herme's Chocolate Eclairs chosen by Meeta from
What’s For Lunch, Honey? and Tony Tahhan


Where's my chocolate middle? I just went with a plain cream filling...I hope that's okay. Sorry! I have to admit I've been super busy this past month and actually did the Eclairs yesterday morning! Yikes! Talk about waiting until the last minute. Will not be making that mistake next month, if the Daring Bakers will still have me...


It was a fun challenge, I've never made eclairs before, and I think I underbaked my cream puff dough -- it puffed up beautifully and looked done, but after leaving the oven it deflated a bit. I had no trouble making it, it was actually kind of fun and came together really nicely, I love the thick shiny dough before piping, it looked exactly like what I expected it to look like based on Pierre's description in the recipe.





For the chocolate glaze I had to sneak in some Nutella! I love Nutella but hadn't had in a long time, and this was the first time my kids have had Nutella as well, I think they are fans, yay! The kids had fun decorating with the nonpareils as well, of course!

I can't wait to see what challenging treat September with the Daring Bakers will bring :)

A special note to any My Kitchen My World friends viewing my blog, I'm so sorry I did not get my British selection up yesterday, I had trouble getting ingredients, and hopefully I will be able to make my meal soon and post it later this week!

10 comments:

Eat4Fun said...

Congratulations on completing your first DB Challenge!

Sneaking in the Nutella is a great idea... I should try that next time around.

Great Job!

Erin said...

These look great! I love the addition of Nutella and the sprinkles look so pretty!

Lunch Buckets said...

Sprinkles! Nutella! Genius I say, pure genius!

Di said...

Great job on your first DB challenge! I procrastinated even more--I made mine this morning. A lot of people (including me) had problems with the eclairs deflating. I made them a second time and baked them about twice as long. They came out much better, and stayed puffed.

Debinhawaii said...

What a great job--they look delicious! I love Nutella!

silverrock said...

Those eclairs look beautiful... just like a gourmet Tim Horton's donut :P I love the sprinkles! Great job on your first DB challenge

Angela said...

Welcome to The Daring Bakers! Your éclairs are so cute, and I love the addition of Nutella :)

Lisa said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Nutella makes them extra special.

Erin said...

your eclairs look so cute. I love the sprinkles :)

Shandy said...

This is your first DB challenge? Congratulations and WoW! What a great job! I love Nutella and I am going to have to try making these again soon with your ideas =D

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