This is going to be short and sweet! Meeta from the blog What's for Lunch Honey and Tony Tahhan, chose Pierre Herme's eclairs for the challenge this month. Eclairs are in the same family as cream puffs and gougeres as they come from the same incarnation of pate a choux. I did not have a pastry tip large enough to pipe the eclairs so I just snipped the tip of my pastry bag. I am curious why my first tray of eclairs did not have a pocket and the second did and they were from the same batter! Maybe my oven was not preheated enough the first time and I should have cooked the first tray longer?
Anyway, for me the chocolate pastry cream was the best I've tasted and will be including it in my repertoire. I was afraid I would have eaten all of it before I could fill my eclairs.
So Meeta , thanks for this fantastic challenge from our Sugar Daddy!