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Mini Strawberry Éclairs

Is it just me, or do miniature things taste better than those of the full-sized variety? I recently stumbled upon this recipe for mini strawberry éclairs and couldn’t wait for an excuse to whip them up (that excuse being “it’s Sunday and it’s spring!” Totally legit). Apart from the fact that you have to focus on three separate steps (the pastry, the macerated berries and the cream filling), they were shockingly easy to make and I really enjoyed the process. The results were light, fresh, not overly sweet and would make the perfect dessert atop your Easter table (or any table, if I’m being honest). Plus, their miniature size means you can enjoy two or three without feeling guilty – logic at it’s best.

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23 Comments

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    julia
    April 5, 2012 at 4:11 am

    This seems to be so delicious! I sometimes shop some at the bakery near home (‘éclairs aux fraises’ we say in French) and it is damned good… I’ll try asap this recipe, my mouth is already watering!

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      Jacquelyn
      April 5, 2012 at 2:06 pm

      I was shocked at how easy it was! They always looked intense/like a ton of work but they’re not at all. I love it when that happens!

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    Stacey
    April 5, 2012 at 4:28 am

    These look so good! I admire you for cooking/baking something every week. I like to think my excuse is that I am poor (student) so I don’t have the money for ingredients, but really, I don’t have time. I hope I get the balance right when I’m done with my studies :) xx

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      Jacquelyn
      April 5, 2012 at 2:31 pm

      Time is definitely a struggle! I totally understand. I actually bake to de-stress. I find it very theraputic (which is dangerous for my waistline!)

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    tinajo
    April 5, 2012 at 5:44 am

    Oh, looks both pretty and delicious! :-)

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    Lemanie
    April 5, 2012 at 7:20 am

    OOO!! I wish I had one right now! I love desserts in miniature, because it’s just enough! Strawberry eclairs? Sign me up! =)

    Lemaine’s Randomness Blog

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      Jacquelyn
      April 5, 2012 at 2:45 pm

      It’s true! Portion control! (when you don’t eat 2-3 that is)

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    Karen
    April 5, 2012 at 7:20 am

    I like your logic…eating two without guilt. A lovely dessert.

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      Jacquelyn
      April 5, 2012 at 2:45 pm

      I’m pretty good at justifying my treat consumption haha

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    the Jilb
    April 5, 2012 at 10:48 am

    These look great! And, I agree, miniature always taste better than the full-sized version! :)

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    nuresma
    April 5, 2012 at 10:49 am

    These look so good!

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    Lonely Wife Project
    April 5, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    I don’t know what I love more, the recipe or your photos!

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    frugalfeeding
    April 5, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    They look brilliantly delicious – really they do :D

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    Alexa
    April 5, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Wow they look delicious and incredibly gorgeous Jacquelyn!

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    Haute
    April 5, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    I think “yum yum yum yum yum” describes this sufficiently!

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    love and cupcakes
    April 6, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Oh, this looks so delicious!

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    Shoko
    April 7, 2012 at 12:42 am

    These look amazing – and so great for warm weather!

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    Inés
    April 8, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Yum! those look amazing, and tasty!
    I hope you enjoy a beautiful Easter weekend with your nearest and dearest!
    Big hugs!
    Inés

    SimplyClassyMe.blogspot.com

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    jennifer young
    April 10, 2012 at 1:53 am

    Oh, wow. This is a must make for me! I agree, mini things do taste better. :)
    j.

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