Judging by my kids’ (and husband’s) reactions, éclairs are having a moment, eclipsing cupcakes, doughnuts, and other treats. And the amazing recipes shown here reveal why! Such vivid and delightful flavors and designs, that are really the hit of any party. And yet, these colorful and cutting-edge confections are surprisingly simple and straightforward to make.
Many use new ingredients that have only recently been made available at your average super store — candies, metallic shimmer dust, and more. The 20 recipes include unconventional and imaginative flavors, such as currants, apricot, pistachio, and passion fruit. With these basic recipes, and the educational (and fun!) techniques, one could imagine infinite variations.