Eclairs: Classic Chocolate, Mango or Rosewater

eclairs recipe

My sister is visiting me in Berlin at the moment. So I had a day off and we went swimming in Badeschiff.. which on really hot days is a paradise for smug hipsters and their possies.. but on moderately hot week days.. it is a nice place to chill and swim outside. We got the latter.. thank GOD!

We also decided to make eclairs of all different kinds… We did the classic chocolate glaze with creme patissiere. Then we made rosewater glaze… for some others, and finally, white chocolate glaze (with pink food colouring) with mango creme patissiere…. THOSE ONES WERE FANTASTIC…!

eclairs recipe

If you are going to try and make these.. I would say just clean up as you go along… you are going to need a LOT of pots and pans and having a partner in crime is also great. Sloj (my sister – photographed below, her real name is Selina) was so helpful and a great baker!

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Oreo and Rosewater Cupcakes

oreo and rosewater cupcakes

oreo and rosewater cupcakes

So, yesterday I realized I haven’t made cupcakes in ages – which is really where my baking passion begun. As I was running around like a headless chicken for the whole day, I thought I would make a quick batch with some oreos I had. I am a big fan of rose water, so I thought I would add a cheeky splash or that with some pink food colouring. And… taaaaaddddaaaaaaa…… the flavours go really well together in my opinion. Do NOT use too much rosewater as it can be pretty over-powering.

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