They seriously do taste like they are fresh out of a bakery; the custard is absolutely perfect. Not too sweet or overwhelming, but flavored just right. I did adjust the chocolate ganache according to the top rated reviews because the original was too thick and bitter for my taste. Also, I actually messed up the first step a bit; make sure your butter is really boiling before you add the flour, don't let it cool even for a little bit! Don't forget to poke holes in the eclairs immediately after taking them out of the oven to release the steam--I take this opportunity to dot three holes along the bottom OR two holes, one on each end, using a 1/4 inch piping tip. I use that same piping tip with the custard filling later rather than cutting the eclairs in half because I find this a lot more fun and aesthetically pleasing :) You can feel when the eclair is fully piped with custard because it actually becomes heavier. All in all, easy recipe with impressive presentation--I'll definitely be making them again!
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They seriously do taste like they are fresh out of a bakery; the custard is absolutely...