dimanche 31 août 2008
bad trip for Daring Bakers :(
When I read this month's challenge, I was almost hysterical !
Meeta had the great idea to make us bake chocolate eclairs. It's one of my favourite pastries. Sincerely. And I was so enthousiastic to try it for the first time !
Then I tried.
I've already tried puff pastry one time, and it was a kind of disaster.
The first try wasn't baked enough and it collapsed in a few seconds.
The second try was almost the same.
Chocolate filling cream was ready, absolutely gorgeous. It was hard not to eat it before baking the eclairs.
Then I did a last try before going on week end, going to sleep lately to finish it. This time it was baked enough but treally tiny and hard to fill.
And then I faked the glaze.
The problem is that I don't want to "try" only, but succeed.
I want to bake gorgeous eclairs, as gorgeous as in the shops here.
I know I'm a little self exigent but, that's the way I am, and for that reason I won't publish chocolate eclairs for the Daring Bakers today.
I'm sad, and upset (wasting food is upsetting. a lot)
So I have 2 days out of my kitchen now, eating in one of the most fantastic restaurants of France, having a rest, and I'm sure I'll be back with a better mood, and better eclairs to show you.
Meeta I'm sorry I didn't pay tribute to your wonderful idea this month.
Dear Daring Bakers I'm sorry I have nothing appetizing to show you.
I'll try to do my best this week and publish. I promise.