I promised Karen that I would make chocolate eclairs if she finished her Cassidy sweater. She’s put it on the long finger for a while now though, and I was VERY bored stuck at home for another snow-filled weekend. I decided, therefore, to try out Darina Allen’s recipe and see if Karen would finish the sweater in order to get MORE once the sweater is done!
The chocolate was a huge disappointment. I used semi-sweet Ghirardelli chocolate but it was way too bitter. The eclairs were divine all the same – pastry and cream just melted in your mouth. W had the idea to put powdered sugar on Karen’s – hopefully it helped with the bitterness a little.
Chocolate eclairs were one of the most scary things I’ve ever wanted to make, but it was not as hard as I expected at all. And the chocolate will be much improved when Karen finishes her Cassidy sweater!