Sunday, August 31, 2008
Daring Baker Challenge
This months challenge was a fun one. The hosts for this challenge were Meeta K of What's For Lunch Honey and Tony Tahhan of Olive Juice. The challenge this month was to make chocolate eclairs. The recipe is a Pierre Herme recipe, who is one of the greatest pastry chefs ever! The rules for this challenge were easy. You needed to keep one component chocolate and you needed to make the pate a choux from the recipe given. Everything else was fair game. I pretty much stayed with the recipe. I mean, you can't go wrong with chocolate right? My only real challenge with the recipe was the piping of the pate a choux. I made the eclairs smaller than I wanted to. Overall, it was a fun challenge. Check out Meeta K's blog for the recipe. You won't be disappointed!