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.
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!
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 :)