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Great Bloggers Bake Off 2015 – Patisserie Week

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.

So this was my plan. And I decided to use fresh cream because I’m always disappointed when I get eclairs and things that have that custardy stuff in them – it should be proper cream!!

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!

They weren’t neat or pretty and they were piped using an entirely inappropriate nozzle because I only own one at the moment it turns out so it’s that or nothing!

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 fill them I simply whipped some cream with vanilla and icing sugar and used a piping bag and nozzle to squirt it inside.

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.

Mummy Mishaps

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.

5 thoughts on “Great Bloggers Bake Off 2015 – Patisserie Week

  1. oooh Carole they look fab and i am impressed you made them using the Stork with butter. great improvement from your previous chop pastry! thank you for linking up x x


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