I am so happy it is post day!!! I have been waiting to share this for a couple weeks! WOO HOO!
The August Daring Baker challenge was chosen by MeetaK and Tony Tahhan (recipe can be found at their blogs). The choice... Chocolate Éclairs by Pierre Hermé!!! I was so excited about this choice. What a great way to kick off my first month with the Daring Bakers!
There are rules that go along with each challenge and this month was no different. We had to use the choux recipe provided and at least one chocolate element (either the pastry cream filling or the chocolate glaze). I used the glaze and chose to make a vanilla pastry cream, half of which I whipped in some Nutella for a Nutella pastry cream. Let me tell you.... YUM!!!!!
If you have never made eclairs, don't be afraid. Sure, the recipe seems long, but it really doesn't take a ton of time. I was actually surprised at how quickly I was able to make them. I will definately be making these over and over again.
Thanks for a great first challenge, MeetaK, Tony, and the Daring Bakers! I look forward to many more!
Don't forget to check out the DB Blogroll to see what other wonderful variations were made!