It was a tough choice deciding what to make this week – cream horns and eclairs are both favourites of mine.
In the end though, I decided to chicken out of making puff pastry in favour of taking on an old enemy – choux pastry.
If you were following this blog for previous Bake Offs you may remember the savoury profiterole disaster I had. Well I haven’t made choux pastry since then, so my success record with the stuff remains at zero.
I kept it super simple because of my previous record. I just wanted to come out the other side with some vaguely eclair-like things that, hopefully, tasted nice.
First improvement on last time was that my choux mixture was thick enough to put in a piping bag and pipe. That’s a massive step in the right direction right there!
I was pleased to see that they baked okay – zero points for prettiness or consistency but they all worked out so I will take it as a win.
To finish them off I made a simple glaze using water, icing sugar and hot chocolate powder (because I ran out of cocoa powder!) which made them look marginally more presentable!
They were tasty but not prizewinning. I need more practise 😉
This bake was made using Stork with Butter – I was reimbursed the cost of two tubs in return for taking part using the product. Many thanks to all involved.
The Great Bloggers Bake Off 2015 is being hosted by the lovely Jenny at Mummy Mishaps and if you hop over there you can take a look at all the other super tasty entries in the linky.