Sunday, August 31, 2008

Daring Baker's Challenge: Chocolate Eclairs


Finally I've completed a Daring Baker's challenge! This challenge came from Pierre Herme and a cookbook written by Dorie Greenspan called Chocolate Desserts by Pierre Herme. I made these eclairs last weekend and had the best time making them! The inside is filled with chocolate pastry cream and instead of dunking the entire tops in chocolate ganache, I chose to drizzle it, creating a nicer presentation. I made a few cream puffs with the leftover dough. I'm not so into puffed pastry sweets but these were really good.  I had made a cream puff ring a while back to which this recipe was significantly similar to considering they both derived from Dorie Greenspan.



I'm looking forward for the next Daring Baker's challenge for the month of September! Check out the Daring Baker's blogroll for all the other fabulous eclairs!



6 comments:

Rebecca said...

Yay, you did it! I went back to Dorie's vanilla pastry cream for mine. Mmmmmm. Yours look great!

Lauren said...

great job- glad you liked them!

Erin said...

They look beautiful! I love the drizzled chocolate!

Megan said...

What a pretty picture.

I didn't realize that Dorie co-wrote that book. It's on my to-buy list.

Steph said...

I like your drizzling idea, it is very pretty. I can't wait for next month's challenge either!

Alwayzbakin said...

Wow! You did a wonderful job on those. Very pretty. I bet they tasted wonderful.