All the Daring Bakers are back this month with Pierre Hermé Chocolate Éclairs. When I got to know of the challenge, I wasn’t too excited. Chocolate Éclairs aren’t something I’m particularly fond of. And when I sat down to think why, I remembered a time when I was a child and I was having a chocolate éclair – there was something about it that wasn’t quite right. And after that I’ve never bought them, and when I’m offered some, I can’t help but politely decline.
This was by far one of the easiest DB challenges I’ve participated in and that’s a very good thing when I’m baking on the day I’m supposed to post. ;-)
I halved the recipe and I filled the éclairs with whipped cream and topped it with the chocolate glaze. Another idea I was toying with was filling the éclairs with whipped cream and some chopped peaches and then giving the éclair a white chocolate and vanilla bean glaze. That would be something! I had some funky icing pens, which I used for making my éclairs a little more pretty.
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Update: I completely forgot to mention that i did try it, I just took a bite of it. It defintely didn’t bring back old memories -which is a good thing. But more importantly, I made these for my friend who’s a huge éclair fan and it was worth it. :-)