Thursday, February 19, 2009

Foodie Friday! Eclair Escapades!

Welcome to Gollum's
Very First
Foodie Friday!

Jacob had a hankerin'
for
Chocolate Eclairs!

The recipe we chose 
was from 

As you know,
A lot of the preparation
is done on the stovetop.

We started with the 
custard filling so we could allow
it to cool.

(Sorry about this pic)

Next we assembled our 
ingredients for the actual pastries.

We modified Gale's recipe 
just a bit
 for the pastry.
Instead of water we used milk.

Boil the milk, butter,
sugar, etc.
add the flour
and stir until it pulls away 
from the pan.

Put back on the heat for about 30 seconds
just to cook the starchy taste out of the flour.

Instantly, put the dough
 into bowl of your Kitchen-Aid mixer.
On medium speed add eggs,
one at a time until all are incorporated.

We piped them onto a 
parchment lined sheet pan.
Then popped them 
into the oven.

Try very hard 
not to open the oven
until they are done!

Jacob piped in the custard.

We prepared a chocolate ganache glaze.

I think that next time we
would let the ganache 
thicken a little bit more.....


But it was awfully hard to wait.


Don't forget to visit Gollum
for the rest of
the
Foodie Friday Fun!

Robyn


33 comments:

Susan said...

Oh yum! I want one!

Happy Foodie Friday!

Susan

Gollum said...

Robyn, you and Jacob did an outstanding job on those eclairs. They look so good!!!! Oooooo!
But the best part of it all was the mother/son baking team. You made more than eclairs; you made an unforgettable moment. What a great mom you are!
Hugs,
Gollum

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Robyn, these look absolutely awesome! Now I can go to bed dreaming of chocolate perfection!

Happy Foodie Friday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Happy To Be said...

OK girl hand over the goodies and now one gets hurt...oh yummy and what a fun day with your son..those our the kind of things kids don't forget girl...trust me as mine are all grown now and they remember all these little things...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

xinex said...

These look so good, Robyn! I want one with my coffee this morning!...Christine

mbkatc230 said...

I will have one of these with my morning coffee thank you very much! These look delicious. What a fun thing to do with your son. It's true that these are the best memories, my daughter still calls from college and asks questions about things we made together when she was much younger. Great post, Kathy

jerseygirl211 said...

Hi Robyn & Jacob,

I'm not a 'sweet eater' but these look so good I think I would have to have one.

Yum, Yum

Hugs
'D'

jill jill bo bill said...

I just gained 3 pounds reading this post. I am so in love with all your wonderful kitchen pretties.

Terri and Bob said...

I am so ready for these! Come on over!

Cyndy said...

Robyn and Jacob,

I am soooo impressed!!! What a great job. You made it look so easy, that I may have to try this one! Thanks for sharing!

Hugs,
Cyndy

Smilingsal said...

I love Chocolate Eclairs!

Shelia said...

Robyn! Oh, I want one.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

CC said...

I will so try this recipe, thanks! Eclairs, we love eclairs...

Carolyn

Pedaling said...

those look low cal for sure!
yum!

Linda said...

Now that's a labor of love well worth it...and they love fabulous! I would love to have one right now! Linda

nikkicrumpet said...

YUM...but so much more work in the kitchen than I could ever do. Thank goodness for the bakery lol

nikkicrumpet said...

YUM...but so much more work in the kitchen than I could ever do. Thank goodness for the bakery lol

Raggedy Girl said...

I love to make eclairs and cream puffs as they look so good when you get done. Fun to tint the whipped cream for holidays. Anyway your eclairs look so yummy!

Have a great weekend from
Roberta Anne

Tootsie said...

I think I just gained 3 pounds looking at these! yummy!

santamaker said...

I'm impressed! I would never have thought to attempt something this fancy. YUM.

Kathleen said...

They look good...Nothing like homemade!

JyLnC said...

I love the elegance of eclairs and they always taste so light and airy.
And who could turn down chocolate?

I keep finding new things to ruin my diet on this first Foodie Friday. I enjoyed posting mine but have been drooling over many of the entries.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Robyn!

Happy Foodie Friday!

I've made eclairs in the past so I know how work intensive they are, but oh how delcious they taste when they are home made.

Jacob sure looks happy!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

My mom used to make eclairs and creme puffs - oh I love those! How fun that your son helped with the baking!

blessings
mary

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

My heart is beating rapidly just looking at those. I want one so badly. They look delicious! laurie

Bo said...

Oh my gosh Robyn...these are my DH's very favorite dessert...like the real French kind...There is no way I'll be tackling those, so if you have a spare or two.... send them his way...LOL ;-) Bo

squawmama said...

Wow... Very yummy looking... We love eclairs and would love to make these but will have to wait til we get a home... I am sure Tassies kitchen is way to small... Thanks for the recipe...

Hugs,
Donna

My Crafty Little Page said...

I live in Texas...please send me some of those eclairs!!!! Wow do they ever look delicious.

Foley said...

They look delicious..nice you had some help!!

prof en retraite said...

Robyn...these look great! I think I might even be able to make them! Thanks...Debbie

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Chocolate and custard....the makings for something truly decadent. I would have squeezed a little extra filling in mine too!

Thanks for your visit on Foodie Friday!

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Helen said...

I can't believe you actually made these! I know how much work they are ... I used to watch my mother make homemade cream puffs!
A very nice ending to a very nice potluck I must say .....

Susie Q said...

Oh my but these look so good...and I love your kitchen. Have I mentioned that before? LOVE your counters and that sweet rooster lamp! : )

I will be right over for an eclair!

Love,
Sue