Last week was a particularly busy one. In the busyness of preparing for our Welcome to Port celebrations at work to welcome RV Investigator to Hobart, sugar was one of the main ingredients to keep us moving (no time for a fruit run unfortunately). On Thursday, at the peak of craziness, Samantha arrived from Sydney with six éclairs from La Maison de l’éclair in Bondi! Somehow, she thought I was going to eat them all…that was never going to happen! It was late afternoon before the éclairs were removed from the fridge, after a few queries from some ‘helpers’ about when we would be eating them.
The six éclairs were hazelnut, Mars Bar, Cherry Ripe, Bounty, pistachio and lemon meringue, and three were complete with macarons. But pretty as they were, the challenge was too big for me. Jenna took control of the Mars Bar éclair with salted caramel sprinklings on top, Ben devoured the Bounty éclair and told us all about how sweet it was with a pained look on his face all afternoon (practice needed for Ben!), Samantha (‘I will only have half please’) ate the full Cherry Ripe éclair in nearly less time than I ate mine, Tegan managed half of the pistachio éclair (I will sort out the second half), and I devoured the hazelnut éclair – macaron and all! Lemon meringue still to go…
These were the sweetest and prettiest éclairs I have tried since Paris and I am looking forward to visiting Sydney in the new year to visit La Maison de l’éclair and sample some more (perhaps their more petite versions so I can try the whole range – in a healthy way!).
I am quite sure that these éclairs helped us all get through a busy day and perhaps even kept us buzzing through to Friday…and we needed it! Thank you Sam xx