..In other words: steaming hot. And not in any positive way, just referring to my fever. I don’t remember the last time I had temperature, and boah – I’m the worst person ever when it comes to resting. Such a torture trying to do nothing!
And it shows, everyday I’ve been better I’ve jumped out of bed to work and with bad results, the fever’s come back. Who would have guessed! Well, now I’m planning to keep resting the following Monday, too. Better be all right after that!
But krhm, dispate my sickness I did also bake something this weekend. I couldn’t resist trying out a recipe for Éclairs. Well, first try.. krhm, literally would get to pour away the dough.
And second try – I also got to pour the dough this time. Even into a piping bag and surprise – it went right trough. Luckily, being the weekend at my parent’s place, I could do the classic trick and call “Mommy, help!”.
Well, with my mother’s help we got it working. The thing was, that me, as a patient person, hadn’t waited the water-butter-flour system to cook enough on the heat (you understand me once you try making them) and therefore the whole thing failed and became liquid instead of more solid dough.
So, eventually did end up with something serveable (well, the size was like half the normal éclairs). Still, best thing is that, I didn’t give up and made something I’d never made before!
The only bad thing in the end was just that I used chocolate with over 70% cacao for the topping and well.. a bit too strong for my sweet Finnish taste, humm. Next time I know, again. But don’t worry, we still ate ’em.
But now, I keep on resting..