Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Good eats...

Pulled pork cooked in the crock pot for 10 hours on home made bulkie rolls, big scoop of potato salad, home made sweet pickles...

And for desert...home made eclairs...

Oh yeah, I went there...

They're simple...here try...

You will need:

For puffs:
1/2cup of water
1/4 cup margarine or butter
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon of salt
2 eggs

One box of instant vanilla pudding mixed according to package and chilled.

For icing:
1 cup of confectioners sugar
Two tablespoons of milk (or enough so that is not runny, but not frosting)
1 Tablespoon vanilla
Handful of unsweetened chocolate chips about 1/4 of a cup

Heat your oven to 425 degrees F. Grease cookie sheet.

In medium sauce pan boil your water and butter. Stir in the flour and salt, keep stirring until it all comes together is a sort of ball. Remove from heat.

Add the eggs one at a time, mix with a hand mixer until dough is smooth. Spoon dough onto your cookie sheet and shape into rectangles, about 1" by 2 1/2" long (they will "puff" up and be about twice this size). You should get about nine. Bake for about 22 minutes. Let cool and cut a small dime sized hole in one end. Put some of your pudding in a baggie with the edge cut off and squeeze into each pastry.

Mix confectioners sugar, milk and vanilla. Melt your chocolate in a double boiler or a little pan placed on top of bigger pan with about an inch of water. Mix sugar mixture with chocolate and spread on cooled eclairs.

Tell everyone how hard that was and let them be awed. And the good thing is that you have nine and you can't serve an odd number, so you HAVE to eat one, as you will see if you count the eclairs in my picture.

Enjoy the sun!

Smiles from the farm...


  1. Oh my gosh...the eclairs are gorgeous! And I am so glad you included the recipe. Also, I love the plate pattern you displayed them on...and home made sweet pickles too! Big Yum!

  2. This can not be good. The goatmother gained 10 pounds while reading your post. Oy.

  3. Those eclairs look delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

  4. The eclairs look positively scrumptious.

    I have to say that I am kind of honored that you comment and follow me. I read your blogs to my husband all the time, they're so clever and hilarious. :)