Thursday, April 14, 2011

FFWD Week #29: Chocolate & Vanilla Eclairs

Mmmmmmm! I was so excited for this recipe, and it did not disappoint! I made half of the recipe and made around 30 mini eclairs. Even with being so small, they took over 20 minutes to bake. I decided to go with chocolate pastry cream to fill these, and I am so glad I did, it is so delicious!!!! Seriously, my dreams are made of stuff like this chocolate pastry cream. I've been spreading the leftovers on chocolate-chip oatmeal cookies, yum! The vanilla glaze provided quite the challenge! When I was mixing it I kept thinking it should be thinner, but then it would drip right off of the eclairs. I decided to top them with some sprinkles that I bought when I made cake donuts a few weeks ago. I definitely want to make full-sized eclairs someday soon, and try different flavours!

18 comments:

  1. Your eclairs are so cute. The sprinkles add that extra special cuteness! I loved the chocolate filling too (and ate way to much of it out of the pan)!!

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  2. I love bite size eclairs...and I always love sprinkles. Yes, a longer baking time is a good idea. Nice photos.

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  3. Those looks so appetizing! How can you go wrong with chocolate filling?

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  4. The sprinkles add so much to the photos - so cute!

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  5. These eclairs are adorable, I could eat the whole plate all by myself! But I'm greedy with desserts like that... and I'd definitely make the full batch of this recipe ;-). Great job, love it.

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  6. Very cute!

    Love the picture overlooking the lake.

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  7. I love the photo with the tree...where is that? Chocolate filling for eclairs is appropriate for three meals a day and every day!

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  8. Love the colored sprinkles on your ├ęclairs, Monica! They look great :)

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  9. SO cute with the sprinkles! I think I'll making mini eclairs the next time, too...great idea!

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  10. I love the sprinkles! It makes the eclairs look not so fussy. I need to try chocolate pastry cream one day. YUM!

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  11. Love your mini eclairs…and the sprinkles are very cute!

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  12. I did chocolate pastry cream too! Great pictures!

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  13. Is it really week #29 of FFWD? The time really flies! Your mini-eclairs are adorable. I used sprinkles to decorate too.

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  14. Your mini eclairs are so cute and colorful!

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  15. That chocolate pastry cream was made of magic! I'm whipping up a batch again today and can't wait. Your eclairs are made of fun! How great it is that you've inverted the flavors of the popular vanilla/chocolate combo.

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  16. These are cute. Small eclairs are nice so you can eat more!

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  17. Thanks everyone!! The nature photos are in Nanaimo, British Columbia.

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Thanks so much for your comments, I love reading each one!!