This week made Mike jealous for some chocolate eclairs. Don't worry babe, you will get some in 25 days!
Eclairs are probably something you are familiar with. Pate aux choux dough filled with chocolate or vanilla pastry cream and topped with a glaze. They really are delicious. Back home you also know them as cream puffs. How do you feel about these guys? Religieuse is a traditional French pastry. I think it is a bit old fashioned in appearance but they can be found everywhere around here. It is basically two cream puffs stacked on top of each other with some buttercream decoration.
We made the traditional flavors you can find around here: chocolate and cafe. The cafe ones were delicious and I found that I had taken down 2 before I even knew it. Ugh, hate when that happens! :)
After we learned the standard flavors we got our mind's blown by making passion fruit crumble eclairs! They were i.n.c.r.e.d.i.b.l.e. Really, they are so good, refreshing and a definite treat perfect for summer in California. Just think of all the different flavors you can make. What are your favorite flavors?