Spring tends to get off to a slow start here in Michigan. A beautiful, sunny day will be followed by a week of rain (or even worse, snow). That doesn’t mean you can’t add a little brightness of your own to any day, and this éclair recipe is the perfect way to do exactly that!
Éclairs are traditionally dipped in melted chocolate, but we thought it might be fun to brighten things up a bit with some fruit-flavored glazes, in pastel colors to celebrate the arrival of spring. We start with a classic pastry dough, also known as Pâte à choux, or choux pastry. This versatile dough can also be used to make cream puffs, croquembouches, and a variety of other delicious delicacies. We then walk you through how to make a delightful vanilla pastry cream, which is the perfect filling for these éclairs. Finally, we have a trio of colorful icing ideas that will brighten up your éclairs, and your day!