– Yay for Christmas pastries! These chocolate mint eclairs will ring your jingle bells. –
When the holidays roll around, I turn to my staple Christmas sweets: cookies. Some candy. The occasional seasonal pie at dinner. While these tried and true favorites are always appreciated, have you ever thought about doing something a little different? Why not try Christmas pastries? I mean, seriously. WHY NOT?
A lot of folks cringe when they think of making pastry at home, believing the process is complicated, and that pastry projects are riddled with pitfalls at every turn. While some pastries can be finicky—making homemade puff pastry is certainly not on my “top ten fun things to do”—others, such as eclairs and cream puffs, are surprisingly easy to make, even for the home baker. [Read more…]