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Lemon Curd Éclairs and a Special Gift for Mother’s Day

Lemon Curd Éclairs and a Special Gift for Mother’s Day

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Eclairs used to be one of the desserts which were offered to us many years ago, whenever there was something to celebrate.  Eclairs are made with Choux Pastry and are filled with Pastry Cream and topped with icing.

This old fashioned dessert is so versatile as it can be filled with so many different fillings.  Today’s recipe is a more modern approach as they are filled with lemon curd.

Mothers Day Poem

A girl writes a tribute to her Mom in honor of Mother’s Day.

Mom

© Victoria A. Ledet
Mom, you are the centerpiece of my life.
The light in my sun.
I can’t thank you enough for all you have done.
You make me smile when I am sad.
You are the best mother a child could ever have.
You console me deeply when something’s wrong.
You know when something’s happened or something’s going on.
I appreciate the love you bring in.
You cheer me up when I lose.
You make me laugh when I win.
You turn my moon into a sun.
You’ve done too much though my life has just begun.
You give me a shelter and food to eat.
You are the soles in my shoes
The bones in my feet.
You support me and hold me tall.
You stand me high and don’t let me fall.
You make my life easier in every way.
That’s why I want to say Happy Mother’s Day!

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In case you have forgotten, tomorrow, 12 May is Mother’s Day.  If you think you don’t have enough time left to honour her, you still have time to get Mom a great gift by offering her my Cookbook, at the price of a card or by baking something special for her.

As a tribute to my deceased Mother, I am offering this one-day special offer of my Cookbook Mint, Cinnamon & Blossom Water, with 260 of the best traditional Greek Cypriot recipes at the price of only 6 Euros.

When sending her the e-book (in pdf format) she will receive it immediately and you can also write a message of note which will be conveyed to her together with the e-book.




 

On the other hand, if you want to make something really special for your mother, here is a decadent dessert she will surely love, if she likes lemons.  The other day my neighbour gave me tons of lemons and check out what I made.

Lemon Curd Eclairs 

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Makes: 15

Ingredients:

For choux pastry (pâte à choux):

  • 240 ml water
  • 120 grams /4.23 oz butter (about 1 stick+)
  • 120 grams/4.23 oz all-purpose flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • 240 grams eggs (about 4 large eggs)

Lemon curd: 

Lemon Cream Filling:

  • Half of the Lemon curd
  • 125 ml heavy cream

For the Chocolate glazing:

  • 125 grams couverture chocolate
  • 125 grams heavy cream
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp butter

Directions:

  1. For the Choux Pastry:   See basic Choux Pastry.
  2. For the Lemon Curd:  See recipe here.

  3. For the Lemon cream:   To fill the éclairs  use half of the curd mixed with 125 grams whipped cream.
  4. For the chocolate glazing:  In a bain Mari (double boiler), add about 1 – 2 cm water in the pot and add a metallic bowl on top.   Bring to boil, reduce heat and stir chocolate until it melts.  Add the remaining ingredients and mix.  Allow to cool, mixing regularly until it becomes lukewarm and pour over the eclairs.
  5. Refrigerate before serving.

Eclairs with lemon filling image

Other Relevant Recipes:

Chocolate Éclairs

Kopiaste and Kali Orexi,

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Erica

Monday 20th of May 2013

What a beautiful dessert, Ivy!!!Wonderful combination of flavors!

fimère

Friday 17th of May 2013

un dessert très gourmand j'aime bonne soirée

Elena

Thursday 16th of May 2013

An amazing combination - lemon cream, chocolate and pastry! unforgettably delicious

Juliana

Thursday 16th of May 2013

Lemon curd looks delicious in this eclairs...I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day Ivy :)

Nadji

Wednesday 15th of May 2013

Un dessert très gourmand. J'aime beaucoup. A bientôt

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