The éclair hunting team are in action! Today’s blog has been written by National Éclair Day’s Tasmanian hunter – Samantha. Having French heritage, she should know a thing or two about éclairs…here is her contribution (merci, Sam!).
After having hunted high and low for ‘the one’ (éclairs we are talking here people) – my search led me to a hidden Hobart gem called Little Missy Patisserie – at le marché no less.
Not being the biggest fan or expert on the subject matter of éclairs (that being entirely Hayley’s forte) I was a little apprehensive that my tasting and critiquing skills would live up to the expectations of National Éclair Day!
Too good and there’d be a dilemma of admitting a non-French Patisserie could rival the experts in the art of fine food (yes I am slightly biased) – but not good enough and it would prove to be an entire let down (after having psyched myself for a very cheeky post gym snack!)
However, there had been no need to fret – with a variety of scrumptious looking patisseries to choose from at the little market stall I was almost tempted to ditch the éclair hunt and try the whole lot!
However I managed to focus on the mission at hand and came away with the subject matter éclair.
Having taken the éclair home for dissecting, I decided to cut it in half (clearly an amateur) and was disappointed to find the filling was stodgy and the pastry did not ‘bounce back’ into position as one would expect. One bite confirmed it was not as good as it looked. Sickly custard and eggy choux pastry… the up side however is the chocolate was as chocolatey as expected. I could also be biased after having tasted a local French delight but the final verdict for this éclair is… disappointing.