Last Thursday, I turned another year older! I really wanted to make my own birthday cake, but was too busy catching up on school work for my midterms this week, I didn`t get a chance. It’s okay, I much prefer an ice cream cake over a regular cake any day. Plus, my roommates got me an ice cream pie from a nearby homemade ice cream parlor. It was delicious! Hehe.
Today, I`m posting about éclairs! I made them a few months ago but didn`t get a chance to post about them.
Honestly, I`ve been holding off on this post because I wasn`t quite sure what to write about them. Well, I do. But, I hesitated because it`s related to a personal problem. This is my food blog, after all, so it should only pertain to food. After days of contemplating, I decided it`s relevant to mention it quickly. 🙂
The slogan of this blog is “food for those we love.” I definitely made these éclairs with one person in mind: for my boyfriend. He loves chocolate and whenever I made cream puffs, he would ask me to make éclairs since he loves the chocolate on top. I`ve always kept him in mind whenever I decided to bake anything, since he was my first taste tester. Recently, we broke up and I`m going through my first heartbreak (I`m still young!). Thus, I lost my baking mojo for a bit and didn`t feel like blogging as I recuperate.
Since, this does affect the blog’s content slightly, I felt it was necessary to mention. This also makes me closer to you, because you get to know me on a more personally level! 🙂 I`m feeling much better now and I`ve been itching to bake!
Enjoy these~ I thought these were great and always ate a few in one sitting! Make them for Valentine’s Day, or make them for your friends. They`ll definitely enjoy these eclairs.
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§ 1 cup water
§ 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter
§ 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
§ 1/4 teaspoon salt
§ 1 cup all purpose flour
§ 4 eggs
§ 1/3 cup granulated sugar
§ 3 tablespoons cornstarch
§ 2 1/2 cups whole milk
§ 2 egg yolks
§ 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
§ 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
§ 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
§ 3 tablespoons heavy cream
§ 3 tablespoons powdered sugar, shifted
§ 4-5 tablespoons water
– 1-2 baking sheets
– parchment paper
– cooling rack
– 3 wooden spoons
– 2 medium sized saucepan
– 1 pastry bag/large sandwich bag
– 1 tall cup
– 1 small saucepan
– 1 medium size bowl
– 1 heat-proof bowl
– 1 fine mesh