I'm back! My last few weeks have been spent at the bakery in a blurry of cookies and cakes...not that I'm complaining. The 24/7 holiday music sure has me feeling some type of way.
Like I said in my last post, I'm kind of over the traditional holiday flavors. Instead, this recipe is more of a symbolic dessert (although eclairs make me think of tea parties, which are kind of christmasy to me? idk).
We used to spend holidays with my Grandma out in Arizona, and I have the best memories of getting our annual tub of cream puffs from Costco. We'd sit and play card games and use the puffs as a reward. I just thought it was the coolest thing ever.
I always felt like choux paste was a daunting recipe...and to be honest there is a point along the way where it looks like it's falling apart. BUT if you stick it out for another 5 minutes it all comes together and was surprisingly easy to work with.
I just whipped some heavy cream for the cream puffs and filled the eclairs with vanilla pudding to finish it off. A fairly simple recipe with a super impressive outcome!
Until next time!