Eclairs

This is one of binbin’s limited preferences for pastries. The recipe doesn’t make it look difficult, which it isn’t really that hard, but just tedious. I made the choux pastry and chocolate topping using this recipe http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/eclairs-ii/Detail.aspx and the filling – vanilla custard, from the following site http://bakingdesserts.suite101.com/article.cfm/choux_pastry_filling_recipes.

Here’s how the custard looked like.

And the products.

The whole day’s worth of work did not complete in perfection. The chocolate icing recipe asked for powdered sugar but I didn’t have that and went to grind my granulated sugar into powder. Still, it wasn’t fine enough and the sugar didn’t dissolve! Check out the grainy texture of the icing. In the end, I melted some chocolate with butter and dripped them onto the eclairs after scraping away the top of the chocolate icing. Whew. But a lot of chocolate was still wasted preparing the icing. =/ Oh well, we all learn! Yummy nonetheless.

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