The August Daring Baker Challenge comes to us by way of Tony Tahhan and MeetaK. They chose a recipe from Pierre Hermé from a cookbook written by Dorie Greenspan: Chocolate Desserts By Pierre Hermé. Chocolate Eclairs by Pierre Herme, you can find the recipe here. To Read More, Click On The Recipe Title
Well........I have probably made the most tiny eclairs and cream puffs you ever saw. Yes folks these should be in the Guiness Book or World Records. They came out perfect though....just not big enough! I have dubbed these my "nugget" eclairs and cream puffs. I kept waiting for them to get bigger, I waited and waited. Nope , wasn't happening. I just didn't pipe enough dough onto the cookie sheet! I didn't have a pastry bag so I used a baggie with the thing ( you know what I mean) that you put the pastry tip in then put the coupler on, well it didn't work real well. I didn't want to waste them and I couldn't see making all the pastry cream to fill them so I decided to fill them with ice cream and put the chocolate on top. So here they are, my little bitty bites of cream puffs and eclairs! The one the left is a cream puff, the one on the right an eclair. Cute little buggers aren't they! I froze the rest of the dough, maybe I can put 10 or 15 of them together to make one regular cream puff!! LOL!! You won't get fat eating these!!