An Eclair to Remember…
I was asked by my partner in Afternoon Tea crime, (Yorkshire Teas
), if I could make mini chocolate eclairs. ”Yes!” was my immediate response, hastily followed but lots of reference to books and the internet to work out whether I actually could! I’ve been keen to develop my skills further, and there’s nothing like a deadline to get you working! I opted for a traditional recipe from the Be-Ro
which has straightforward instructions and I always tend to opt for the more traditional recipes.
You make the pastry batter in a completely different way – so if you’re pastry – adverse it’s a great one to try!
And of course you get to smother the finished puffs of choux pastry with chocolate and fill them with cream! I loved making these. I’m always amazed that from the most basic ingredients you can create something incredible! Perfect for a dainty (and delicious) Afternoon Tea!