Wednesday, 10 September 2008

August 2008 Daring Baker's challenge

This month our assigned task was to create Chocolate Eclairs by Pierre Herme from the book Chocolate Desserts by Pierre Hermé, by Dorie Greenspoon. I don't actualy like chocolate myself, but i bake with it anyway because everyone else likes it and I don't feel at all inclined to make a pig of myself. Everyone seemed to enjoy them, although I was dissapointed with the choux pastry- it didn't turn out as well as other recipes I had used previously. Another problem Iencountered was the addition of extra butter to the chocolate glaze. Chocolate has so much oil as it is and some of the oil seperated in the glaze. It was just as well I had extra sauce to cover it up, as it was rather unsightly.

Anyway, they were enjoyed by all and thanks goes to Meeta of What's for Lunch and Tony of Olive Juice for the challenge. If youd like to see the other wonderful daring baker's challnges, go to the blogroll.