One of the only few fruits I eat without any fuss happens to be mango. Even though I curse it most of the time, (as it ends up giving me allergies), it’s too hard to resist. The rich, sweet flavours make it a favourite of many. It’s such a pity that we only get to see it once a year.
So, before I bid adieu to the ‘king of fruits’ , here’s my tribute to it: Mango Eclairs.
Eclair, the most loved French dessert is said to have come to existence thanks to the French celebrity chef, Marie Antonin Carême. He had been working in the kitchens from the age of 14 and let his imagination run wild at all times.
Eclair is an elongated pastry made from choux paste and topped or filled with chocolate/fruit fillings. The exterior should be lightly golden and crisp while the interior is soft and nearly hollow.
I love choux pastry in recent times. I find it so easy to work with and gets done in no time. You’ve got to just follow the procedure well and you end up with a gorgeous batter.
Eclairs represent the quintessence of savoir-faire a la francaise: Pretty to admire, perfect in texture and the resultant flavour is a real delight.