Friday, July 31, 2009

Eclairs!

Finally did my eclair using recipe from this book. This book is my most treasured, it will be amongst all the books I have which will be passed down to my kids. Haha! My heirloom??

This is the most ley-chey's recipe. Must boil over every part - the dough, the pastry filling, the glaze. The whole kitchen's in a mess, normally I'd clean up the kitchen after my bakes but today... I filled KZ with one eclair to bribe her to help me clean the kitchen. I was so tired! But it's che-che's favourite so I might have to make them again.

Never mind that I promised che-che to help me, in the end I found that she was more of a nuisance than a help. She can't keep her hands still, while I'm doing something she messes up another then I have to clean up + scream at her. Argh! Kicked her out of the kitchen and asked her to wait for the eclairs. And I get an impatient girl who keeps bugging me. Argh!!!!

The dough, which I put in the mixer (thank goodness a little smarter today) after all the cooking over the stove
Piped out dough. Made them small but I don't have the right piping tip, will need to buy that correct one.
So かわいい!!
The pastry filling.
The girl snapped photos of herself while sitting on the table and watching me pipe in filling

This is taken by che-che. See her skills not bad huh? She's not sturdy in her hands only thus the blurry shots

Next time I'm not going to cut the sides. I'm going to pipe in from one hole. Guess it'll look neater then
Something's wrong with my glaze today. Duh! Not thick enough? Seems to have dripped to the sides, eeks! Must tweaked the recipe one day or .... chocolate sauce is the same as chocolate syrup right??
Anyway, I asked her to put the quinns on it and she gladly added so much.




I get the thumbs up from her and here she is licking the chocolates off her fingers.
My second batch which seems cuter in shape (like profiteroles) but I don't like the design on it. Hmm... next time can make Mickey Mouse head designs?? Siao eh...make own life difficult! I think it came out this way coz' I had to freeze these while I was baking the first batch + defrost awhile the dough changes shape
And the glaze seems more sticky and holds better
The outcome of my eclairs is far fetched from theirs in looks. But taste wise, it's good and the best thing is the filling is not that sweet and I get the nods from my "immuned to horrible taste bakes guinea pigs"
Thank you Pierre 师傅. Try out his book if you can, I can't remember if I manage to buy mine in Kinokuniya or online. This book is a must have for all chocolate fans. With 2 recipes attempts and nice taste each time, I'm gearing up for more tries on his other recipes (so blame me for my hyeractive children huh?)
The only setback on his book (I feel) is the very wordy sentences. I read until I go blur coz' I want it straight to the point kind. He's more lor-sor than me

Ps : Sis, I'll make one for the family another day

成功 or 失败? Definitely 成功!


2 comments:

Serene said...

Waaaaaaaa... Yums! :)

Lily Ann said...

I'll make them again and let you try.