Pastel Kitten Eclairs Recipe




Its Great Blogger Bake Off time again and this week we're baking pastry! Since last weeks European cake disaster I wanted to go back to basics. I've never made choux pastry before so I was a little nervous but I think my Pastel Kitten Eclairs came out rather well and super cute! 


I made Classic Chocolate Kitten Eclairs.


Pistachio Kitten Eclairs.


And Rose Kitten Eclairs! Cute!!!

To make the basic choux pastry you'll need:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup and 1 tbsp of butter
  • 1 cup plain flour, sieved
  • 3 eggs

I got all the ingredients ready as I didn't want to mess it up! Preheat oven to 180 C and place a large pan of water at the bottom of the oven so that there is moisture in the oven.
Put the water in a saucepan and add the butter. Bring to a boil and remove from heat.
Add sieved flour and mix well, my arms really hurt after! I use a wooden spoon. Return to moderate heat
and stir continuously until mixture leaves the sides of the pan.

Remove from heat and allow to cool. Beat the eggs in a separate container and gradually add to the pan. Do not add all the eggs at once and stop when the mixture is at dropping consistency. A good test for this is to check that the mixture flows back when it is stirred on one direction.


Place in piping bag with a nozzle of your choice and pipe onto a baking sheet. Bake at 180 C for 20-22 minutes without opening door. I had to make 2 batches in the end as I thought my pastry was a little too "runny."


 Plus I over baked them!


In my next batch used 3 eggs (the recipe I was following said 4) and the pastry was much better. Heres a tip - to get rid of the pointy ends just dip your finger into some cold water and pat down. Your finger won't stick to the pastry this way.


Lovely fresh eclairs! I think I took them out a little bit too early (19 mins) but I was a bit paranoid I was going to over bake them like my first batch! I reckon 20-22 mins would be perfect. Let them cool for about 30 minutes as you don't won't to fill them while they're warm!


For the filling I used a simple whipping cream, mmmmm. To make the pistachio and rose flavours I just added a little of each to the whipped cream.



To fill your eclair use a skewer to make a hole in the side of the pastry and with a piping bag with your cream, pipe away! Make sure to fill all the way to the ends, I found filling them fun!


For the topping for the Classic Chocolate Kitten Eclairs I melted dark and milk chocolate and spooned it on top. You can dip them but I wasn't feeling that brave!


For the Pistachio and Rose Kitten Eclairs toppings I melted down a bar of white chocolate that I coloured pink and green with food colouring.


I added little cute kitten faces using black icing, I love their happy expressions!


I used some of the left over chocolate to make the kittens ears. I poured some onto a baking tray and let it set in the fridge. I then cut out the mini triangles using a knife and added them to the eclairs, turns out I have really warm hands so some of them melted while I was adding them. My chocolate work needs some practise!


Then the final touch was the little curly tails that I piped out using the black icing.


I'm really happy with these little cuties, they weren't that hard to make and are so tasty! Chocolate eclairs are one of my favourite treats so I'm really happy I learnt how to make them. I'll defiantly be baking them again, maybe with some freeze dried raspberries and dark chocolate next time! What flavoured kittens would you bake?

If theres any left I'll be munching on these during tonights episode of The Great British Bake Off  and you can follow mine and all the other baking bloggers progress on instgram #thegreatbloggerbakeoff.

Heres more cute pastry recipes made by the lovely, clever Great Blogger Bake Off bloggers:


Fancy some more baking? Take a look at my other Great Blogger Bake Off recipes here:
Next week is advanced dough week,  you know what that means? DONUTS!!!

13 comments:

  1. Oh they are so so cute! Well done you! xxx

    http://blog.doodleheart.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Hannah! It was nice to do better this week :)

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  2. These are amazing, looks so good :) Well done xx

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  3. These are the cutest eclairs I've ever seen! Love them!

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    1. Thanks Louise, they were pretty easy to make too! Will have to make another batch soon x

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  4. How cute are these?! My daughter is so into cats right now, these would be great for a birthday party, or a tea party:)

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    1. Yah! I bet kids would love these, good idea :) x

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  5. These eclairs are just too precious!
    ♡ Dulce

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    1. Thanks! They were so tasty too! Gonna make another litter of kittens soon xxx

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  6. These are so cute! I love your tip for getting rid of the points, they were driving me mad when I was piping my eclairs this week.
    Is there a theme for next week's bakes?

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    1. Hi lovely! Next week is advanced dough week and I was thinking Simpsons donuts? We'll see how it goes xxx

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  7. Hi XX,

    Hope all is well!

    I'm curious if you've received the first email I've sent about your post of Pastel Cat Eclairs (http://www.ilovecraftyblog.com/2014/09/pastel-kitten-eclairs-recipe.html) being featured in an article we're doing called Cute Christmas snacks for cat fans on the Sainsbury's website - http://www.homemadebyyou.co.uk

    We would feature the image on the site along with a credit and link back to your blog where the user could then find out the recipe.

    Could you please let us know whether you are happy for us to use your image?

    Many thanks,

    PaigeXXX

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