Hey folks! It is challenge time, Daring Bakers style! I have to be honest, the last Daring Bakers challenge almost sent me to the pastry nut farm. I was delighted to see that our challenge this month was a familiar one for me. ECLAIRS! *Yeah*
Our lovely hosts for this moth were Meeta from What's For Lunch Honey and Tony from Olive Juice. This recipe was adapted from Chocolate Desserts by Pierre Homme'. You will never guess who the author is: Dorie Greenspan! With that being said, we had to create another pate a choux, which was the same puff pastry for the Minty Cream Puff Ring, a vanilla pastry cream and a fab chocolate glaze to drape across the top!
Since I am an expert in the fine art of pate a choux, this one was an easy one for me. I am VERY happy to make this again. It is SO delicious and SO easy. OK, well, not as easy as buying them in the frozen section of your grocery store. But simple enough and elegant for a special function.
Stop by Olive Juice for the recipe!