May 21st, 2011

I am so excited about going to Fanime, I thought a sweet recipe for all of you sweeties out there.

  Delicious Chocolate Eclairs 

Servings: Makes 30

What you will need:
6 tablespoons Butter, cut into pieces
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
3 Large eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups heavy whipping cream
7 ounces(200 grams) semisweet chocolate “I enjoy the Ghirardelli kind”

Step 1: Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 Celsius)
Melt butter in a saucepan with 2 cups cold water, then bring to a boil. As soon as mixture reaches a boil, remove from the heat, and add all of the flour at once. Beat well with the wooden spoon until thick and glossy and comes away from the sides of the pan.

Step 2: Using a wooden spoon,lightly beat in the eggs a little at a time,beating constantly until the mixture is smooth,thick,and shiny. Let cool for a few minute,then transfer to a piping bag.

Step 3: Pipe 2 inch(5 centimeters) lengths of the mixture onto 2 baking sheets lines with parchment paper. You should have around 30 in all.Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown,then remove from the oven and make a slit down the side in each one. Return to the oven for 5 minutes for the insides to cook through. Then remove and leave to cool.

Step 4:Put the cream in the mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Spoon or pipe the cream into each eclair. Break the chocolate into small pieces and place in a heat proof bowl.Place the bowl over a pan of simmering water and stir until the chocolate is just melted and smooth.Spoon over the eclairs and serve. ( You could add star sprinkles as a variation) (Also you could put strawberries inside your cream mixture)
And also as a note "You can make these tasty treats ahead of time".At the end of step 3,place the eclairs in a airtight and store for up to 2 days,or freeze. You could buy cool whip or something as well. Enjoy them yourself or share. >//<
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Hello ladies and gentlemen, I have a very noob-ish question.

How do I sewing on the skirt to a separate waist band? So far I have only done skirts with built in waistbands. Is there usuallya function on the sewing machine? Do I just make lots of the tiny pleats?

Thank you for your time.