September 25, 2012

Strawberry and Vanilla Eclairs


I'ts been quite hard to find time to write, it's also difficult to feel inspired to go to the kitchen and bake something but there are some times in which I have the need to try something different that I can't find at the stores and I have the necessity to cook something, I'm no saying that I don't like to cook anymore but I guess that in a few weeks I will be back to normal, have you ever felt like this?



Choux Pastry:
- 250 ml of water
- 100 gr. of unsalted butter
- 150 gr. of flour
- 4 eggs + vanilla
- a pinch of salt and sugar

Vanilla Cream:
- 250 ml of milk
- 80 gr. of sugar
- 3 egg yolks
- 30 gr. of cornstarch
- 30 gr. of unsalted butter
- 1 teapoons of vanilla paste

Strawberry Glaze:
- 1 c. of powdered sugar
- 1/4 c. of milk
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- enough food colorant






Choux Pastry: Put butter, water, salt and sugar in a small pot. When butter melts completely add flour and quickly combine it, continue cooking until it forms a dough and the edges separate from the pot, remove from heat and let it cool completely. Beat in 1 egg at a time and vanilla, pour dough into a pastry bag and form the eclairs (here's a tutorial on how to make them). Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes.

Vanilla Cream: Boil milk with vanilla, in a medium bowl beat egg yolks and sugar until they have a light yellow color, then add cornstarch and slowly begin to add milk. Put everything back into the pot and cook until it thickens, remove from heat, cover completely and let it cool.

Fill eclairs with vanilla cream with the help of a pastry bag.


Strawberry glaze: in a small bowl combine all the ingredients adding more milk if necessary, carefully dip eclairs with this glaze and let it harden.


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30 comments:

  1. Looks lovely. Can't wait to try them. :)

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  2. I've definitely felt that way but with cooler weather coming here, I am much more inspired to cook :) Your eclairs look fantastic!

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    1. me too! I am now more enthusiastic

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  3. So yummy looking. Never tried Choux pastry before, though.

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    1. it is really good and not too sweet Julia

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  4. Good to see you back! Lovely eclairs!

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  5. How CUTE!!!!! Seriously I've never seen pink eclairs in my life! I fell in love with these cute eclairs... omg, Beti! My husband was just telling me that I need to make Choux... I'm not sure if I can pull off such difficult level sweets!

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    1. they are not that difficult and they do look very pretty, let me know what you are going to make!

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  6. Holy moly, this was definitely worth the wait. They look too good for words!

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  7. O gosh I love eclairs!:) I used to buy them almost every day while living in Poland!!!:) I have to try to make them:) You just reminded me about very good, old times :))))

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    1. haha I used to buy them almost everyday as well, they are so good

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  8. I'm a huge fan of chocolate eclairs but I will try to make them with strawberry and vanilla next time, yours look delicious!

    http://fashion-gourmet.blogspot.com/

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  9. I have never thought to do eclairs with strawberry instead of chocolate. What a wonderful new and delicious idea. Wishing i had one now

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    1. they are really a great and delicious idea

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  10. These are such a fun take on eclairs! I feel like they're more fresh-flavored than the chocolate/vanilla variety!

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    1. they really are more fresh-flavored and in my opinion more delicious

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  11. These look absolutely superb! Can't wait to try the recipe for myself :)

    Have a nice day,

    Chloe & Sarah

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  12. I love eclairs! But I never had a strawberry one. This looks delicious! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Oh I love eclairs, and strawberry vanilla would be fantastic!!! I understand the crazy schedule, and no time to bake. Hope you are doing well! Hugs, Terra

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  14. ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. this looks absolutely delicious. i get so lost on all of these blogs. so much amazing food x

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  15. I feel like this sometimes, uninspired...give it some time~ lovely little treats!

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  16. you should never feel uninspired. you are amazing at what you do... always use Pinterst for inspiration, but don't stop what you are doing. your work is amazing.

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  17. I think we all feel like that at times, I am sure you will find your inspiration again :) And these eclairs are just gorgeous!

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  18. These eclairs look fantastic. I can't believe I have never made any before!

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  19. These are so gorgeous, love your photography skills as well, they look fab!

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  20. Wspaniałe zdjęcie!!! Wesołych Świąt!!!

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  21. Delicioso me encanta se ven perfectos,saludos y abrazos.

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