Did you know that Thursday, June 22nd is National Chocolate Eclair Day? It’s true! According to the National Day Calendar, the date is set aside as, “a day for everyone to enjoy a delicious cream-filled pastry that is covered in smooth chocolate.”
Traditionally, eclairs are an oblong-shaped dessert made of choux pastry, filled with cream, and topped with frosting. These tasty treats originated in France in the 1800s.
My current favorite traditional eclairs are the eclairs from Mille Feuille Bakery Cafe in New York City. (Definitely worth a visit if you find yourself near their locations in Greenwich Village or on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. And while you’re there, try the raspberry-almond croissant and the chocolate caramel cups, too…)
The word “eclair” comes from the French word for “flash of lighting,” because they’re intended to be eaten “in a flash.” And in that regard, these mini eclair cups definitely fit the bill. They can be eaten in a flash, and are made in a flash, as well. Read More