I had made eclairs before, so I figured this would be an easy Daring Baker’s month. I whipped up my first batch of eclairs (including the super bizarre baking directions) and ended up with flat pancakes for eclairs. Into the trash! For the second batch, I baked them at a higher temperature and nixed the stupid wooden spoon. More flat pancakes! At that point, I realized that it’s probably just the recipe and not me, and I was running out of eggs, so I just kept them.
The pastry cream came together fine and was very delicious. I didn’t quite see the need to make the chocolate sauce, then promptly mix that into the chocolate glaze. I would have rather seen a unified recipe for that, as now I have containers of both sauce and glaze in my fridge.
Overall, these were pretty good. GiR and I are not huge chocolate fans, so it was a bit much chocolate for us. However, for those chocolate lovers out there, this is the recipe for you!
Chocolate Chocoalte Eclairs
“Chocolate Eclairs” from Chocolate Desserts by Pierre Herme by Dorie Greenspan
Good, but too time-consuming (and too chocolatey). 3 stars out of 5.