pate-choux

Banana Split Eclairs

Ingredients for Pate Choux:

  • 1 cup water
  • 8 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1 ½ cups bread flour
  • 3 large eggs plus 2 egg whites

Ingredients for Banana Pastry Cream:

  • 2 cup of whole milk
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • ¾ cups of banana, mashed (about two medium bananas)
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

Ingredients for Whipped Cream:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup confectioner sugar

Ingredients for Chocolate Glaze:

  • 4 oz. chocolate, 65% cacao
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons powdered sugar, sifted
  • 4-5 tablespoons water, warm

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(Recipe Here) Perfect Eclair: Pate Choux Like A Pro - Dulce Delight

Since I’m having fun with the baking pictures…

This is a dessert we made for the previous week in class for our DUN DUN DUN…BAKING CHALLENGE. It is a cream puff (pate choux) with:

1st “Layer”: sliced apples baked in brown sugar

2nd “Layer”: pastry cream mixed with whipped cream

On the top are sliced apple skins that I cooked in a pan with white sugar (I guess you could say I “carmelized” the apple skins…?), and then drizzled over it all is caramel.