Well, I got it done at least. While they were tasty, they weren’t exactly the prettiest eclairs ever made (sorry, Pierre Herme). I was so excited to get the Daring Baker’s Challenge this month, but then it was also the same month I was moving and starting my PhD program, finishing teaching my last class, etc. Bad timing and as a result my cusardy filling was a little, oh, loose. I’d love to try it again with another filling and maybe just a ganache as a topping.
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Oh, and I’m back!
After 7 trips down to my new school, I finally pulled the trigger and bought a new house. It’s little, but then again it’s just me and the little dog, so it works. It’s also new, so since I’m a new home owner it’s a bit safer. We are loading me up, lock stock and barrel tomorrow and heading down. It’s going to be a whole new world for me.
Sorry I’ve been absent for a few days, but I’m hip deep in moving. I’ll be moving over the next two days and hopefully will have some really exciting news maybe even as early as tomorrow. Keep positive thougths heading this way!
As you can see, Gus is ready!
I had jury duty this week. I stressed about it because timing-wise it was bad. I’m moving in a week and a half and start classes in just under three weeks, so the last thing I needed was to get picked. Our guy pled out, so no worries.
This pic reminds me of the dispproving bunnies pics from Cute Overload.com. This is a disapproving Boston Terrier.
These cookies are heading off to our troops. I’ve joined the Operation Baking GALS (give a little support), and using my mad kitchen skills to send some tasty cookies overseas. I’ve made care packages before, but this is more personal and I hope they enjoy them.
Coming up, a cookie smack down with the New York Times Chocolate Chip cookies recipes that’s setting the blog-o-sphere on fire.