Anyway since my sister was recently here for a visit i begged a choux pastry lesson from the expert. Turns out it is pretty simple.
3/4 C hot water
Put the water and butter into a pot and bring to a rolling boil. Remove from the heat and add the flour all at once. Stir quickly until well mixed and leave to cool. Add the beaten eggs one at a time beating well after each addition until the mixture is shiny.
Place spoonfuls onto a greased tray.Bake in a hot oven for 20 mins then poke a small hole with something like a knitting needle in each eclair to let the steam escape.
Then return to the oven for another 10 mins.
When cool ice with chocolate icing and fill with cream.
I find these are better eaten on the first day you make them.
Done! Dessert time.
Melting together the butter and water
A rolling boil.
mix in all the flour and stir until it clumps together
Adding in the beaten eggs, resulting in a glossy colour.
Whoops missed a picture here, but i placed spoonfuls on a tray and cooked them.
The finished product
Don't they look amazing? They tasted amazing too.
Give this one a go for your next party and you will be very popular.
Take care people