LYL: vanilla eclairs


Leave all your super fancy pastry links here. Im so excited to see them!

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  1. ComeUndone April 14, 2011 at 4:42 PM #

    Pink and green by way of pistachio and strawberries. Can it get more spring-like?

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    • Genkinaonna April 15, 2011 at 8:39 PM #

      So beautiful! And I love that flavor combo too! Oranges would also be amazing with the pistachio pastry cream…

  2. mardi@eatlivetravelwrite April 14, 2011 at 5:00 PM #

    My link will be live on Saturday as I have this month’s Charcutepalooza post going up tomorrow. I LOVED this week and it was the featured dessert in an all Dorie dinner. I will post link when live!

  3. Maya April 14, 2011 at 5:34 PM #

    We had our eclairs three, mixed ways! It’s been Friday for a few hours already where I am, so here’s the link:

  4. josefa April 14, 2011 at 6:11 PM #

    i confess, i ate the vanilla pastry filling by the spoonful! these were delicious!

  5. Miss Kris Kitchen April 14, 2011 at 7:28 PM #

    I can be in the mood for eclairs every day of the week. Fun to make and awesome to eat.

  6. StephIrey April 14, 2011 at 7:37 PM #

    My eclairs were a complete failure…but the photos make them look not quite as bad as they turned out. However, they were delicious, if not pretty!

  7. Monica April 14, 2011 at 7:56 PM #

    Couldn’t stop eating them! Can’t wait to see everyone’s eclairs!

  8. yummychunklet April 14, 2011 at 8:55 PM #

    Making the vanilla pastry cream was a fun experience, but I’ll probably stick to whipped cream next time.

  9. franklyentertaining April 14, 2011 at 9:09 PM #

    The baking times did not work for me. It only took me a few batches of pastry dough to figure that out! But in the end – success.

  10. RedsKitchenDiaries April 14, 2011 at 10:10 PM #

    My fellow beekeepers-in-training and I la-la-LOVED these puffy, creamy, luscious bits of goodness!

  11. popsiclesandsandyfeet April 15, 2011 at 2:17 AM #

    Vanilla eclairs here-both traditional and deconstructed….yum.

  12. laurcl April 15, 2011 at 2:28 AM #

    Loved by everyone! Made the coffee flavored pastry cream. People at work thought that made them a good choice for breakfast!

  13. candygirl April 15, 2011 at 3:12 AM #

    I can’t wait to see what everyone came up with for this one! I enjoyed making these but was disappointed by my photos :-(

  14. Adriana April 15, 2011 at 3:25 AM #

    I’m so late for work! I got carried away writing this post… but all with good reason. I do have question/call for suggestions for you all on what to do with leftover, underbaked pastry tubes.

    Have a great Friday!

  15. fakeginger April 15, 2011 at 3:29 AM #


  16. acoupleinthekitchen April 15, 2011 at 3:35 AM #

    We had a few problems early-on (pastry cream fail) but in the end, they came out great. We made ours with a touch of Grand Marnier in the cream and chocolate ganache on top.

  17. Anne Marie April 15, 2011 at 3:39 AM #

    These were tasty and fun to make, but not my favorite pastry.

  18. tricia April 15, 2011 at 4:07 AM #

    Thank goodness for teamwork….both in making and eating this one !!

  19. cdcooks April 15, 2011 at 4:17 AM #

    I don’t know how fancy mine turned out…. but they were tasty!

  20. MsHobby April 15, 2011 at 5:01 AM #

    Yay! I’m so happy I made these.

  21. Bakeawaywithme April 15, 2011 at 5:20 AM #

    Loved making these…although I’ve made profiteroles often I have never made eclairs! Delicious!

  22. Food Librarian April 15, 2011 at 5:30 AM #

    I filled mine with chocolate pastry cream and topped with vanilla bean glaze. I’m also having giveaways this week to celebrate the end of National Library Week! :)

  23. SisBoom April 15, 2011 at 5:45 AM #

    Hello Doristas! I couldn’t join in the eclair fun this week as I was away on business. What a week to miss! Can’t wait to see your creations! Do drop by for a Cuban…sandwich if you have time.

  24. PheMom April 15, 2011 at 6:08 AM #

    Helllooooo! I went for a classic combo of vanilla with chocolate ganache glaze. These sure were tasty (dangerously so). You can see my post on the new, improved and moved over to WP!! I finally made the switch and would love to hear what you think :)

  25. Linda April 15, 2011 at 6:23 AM #

    so delicious! and so dangerously calling out to me!

  26. creolekid April 15, 2011 at 6:35 AM #


    (I need to make these a few more times to get the hang of it…)

  27. Diethood April 15, 2011 at 6:40 AM #

    I wish I had more to eat… hubz finished them off last night. We love eclairs! :)

  28. Pachecopatty April 15, 2011 at 9:09 AM #

    These were so good filled with chocolate pastry cream and covered with the thick ganache.

  29. Candy April 15, 2011 at 9:44 AM #

    here’s my link, with an idea for all of those extra egg-whites!

  30. the urban baker April 15, 2011 at 9:53 AM #

    I love Dorie’s recipes, especially this one. I have had some not so great success with Pate a Choux in the past, yet this one was a breeze. It is truly amazing how intimidating something like this appears, when in reality it is really so super simple. It is such an accomplishment!

  31. XOXO727 April 15, 2011 at 12:50 PM #


  32. enela79 April 15, 2011 at 1:54 PM #

    I made a lemon version of these for my husband’s borthday! Love them! They’ve all been eaten :)

  33. luciacara April 15, 2011 at 2:28 PM #

    I made chocolate-topped eclairs…

  34. speckleofdirt April 15, 2011 at 2:59 PM #

    I absolutely love the process of cooking, even if it takes a while with interruptions! I even love it when they are gone in 10 seconds by ravenous children coming home from school! Thanks Dorie. I love learning something new!

  35. Butter n Thyme April 15, 2011 at 3:45 PM #

    These were great – I made the double chocolate variation =)

  36. stephsbitebybite April 15, 2011 at 3:49 PM #

    My biggest fear turned in to my biggest and tastiest moment of success!

  37. kitchenarian April 15, 2011 at 4:54 PM #

    I was a bit nervous, but it turned out just perfect. Thank you Dorie!

  38. LaJuana April 15, 2011 at 6:09 PM #

    I did the vanilla cream with the chocolate ganache glaze…oh my! Tasty!

  39. Newfinmysoup April 15, 2011 at 8:31 PM #

    Boy, it’s been a long week! But the verdict is in….

    Espresso-Frangelico Eclairs go wonderfully with Champagne at 10:00 a.m.!

  40. Genkinaonna April 15, 2011 at 8:32 PM #

    Pretty tasty…my kiddos ate two each, and half were gone before dinner even started. I’m thinking I might just make another batch and flavor the pastry cream with green tea…

    • Maya April 17, 2011 at 6:16 PM #

      Tried to leave a comment on your blog but couldn’t. Your eclairs seemed very scrumptious…do make the green tea pastry cream next, I did and it’s delicious!

  41. onewetfoot April 15, 2011 at 10:01 PM #

    Cinnamon pastry cream and ground ginger in the glaze for my version:

  42. tammycirceo April 15, 2011 at 11:07 PM #

    I had NO time this week to prepare more than our regular meals and Vanilla Eclairs don’t fit into that classification. :) However, I’ve made Cream Puffs for years and used that as my substitute post.

  43. sanya living April 16, 2011 at 2:57 AM #

    I missed the last two but there was no way I’d miss Vanilla Eclairs!

  44. Jacquelyn April 17, 2011 at 11:26 AM #

    Perfection in french pastry NOT, but they sure were fun to make & delicious!!

  45. KarenP April 19, 2011 at 4:24 PM #

    Will I be the last one to leave my link? I had a lot of fun with these and they are delicious!

  46. Guileless Gourmande May 26, 2011 at 4:55 PM #

    I want to eat them all right now!


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