Hey everyone! Are you happy? Sitting there, eating your toast? Or your bowl of oatmeal? Or just a big ol’ pizza, with all that bread… and… unnngghhh…
So, right now I’m on some kind of insane super-restrictive (but thankfully also super-short-lived) eating plan which limits me to basically zero carbs, apart from those in whole vegetables (for those of you nerds into macro splits, it’s 10/30/60 carbs/protein/fat, and that 10% is just under 37g. A day. For reals.) – but that isn’t going to stop me from BAKING STUFF I TOTALLY CANNOT EAT. And so I figured, if I’m going to do it, I should damn well do it proper-like, and so I present to you: COFFEE. CHOCOLATE. ECLAIRS. Like, omg, right?
So let’s GET OUR CHOUXS ON (haha that’s my best one yet).
For the choux pastry
For the crème pâtissière (fancy custard)
For the ganache
For the pastry buns
For the crème pâtissière
For the topping
And there you have it – you just made choux pastry and crème pâtissière – like some kind of motherflipping pastry wizard! And now you can relax, safe in the knowledge that whatever happens, you have eclairs.
Lawrie is a web developer and semi-reluctant fitness enthusiast who wants to have his cake and eat it too. When not baking cakes (or websites), he is endeavouring to find the holy grail: a perfect sweetener for his tea. Follow @indextwo for selfies and bakesies.
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