This is the time again for Daring baker’s challenge. This month’s host is that lovely blogger, because of whom I joined this group. Yes, it is Meeta along with Tony. I won’t be lieing if I say, only because it was Meeta’s month, I took up this challenge. Now, some of you may wonder what that is supposed to mean – as I mentioned in my last post, due to so many things that have come up on in our lives, that need more attention, I would not be able to make time, so I have decided to leave this group for now.
I made these Ã‰clairs very early this month, as soon as Meeta revealed the challenge. After I read it a couple of times, I was sure we would love this chocolatey heaven. Since I had not even seen these before, I was not sure how they were supposed to taste. So I googled and found this video.
Everything went fine, the pastry was fine (or so I think). I was happy with the way it was going. But my happiness was short lived when I totally messed up chocolate pastry cream. It was watery and I had no idea what was wrong. Anyway, I thought of using it as it is because of shortage of time. I was thinking to make it again but could not manage.
Verdict – we both simply loved these Ã‰clairs. We both are not chocoholics, but we both could not stop eating these. I think this was the easiest and the quickest daring baker’s challenge so far. Thanks a lot Meeta and Ben for picking this recipe. I am going to make these again as soon as things at my end come to normal again.
Here is a pictorial
I used few fresh strawberries along with chocolate pastry cream as stuffing. The berries tasted great with chocolate. I topped them with few chopped cashews.