Saturday, November 11, 2017

Lemon eclairs

One of the positive things about not having bread delivered to the house any more is that we get to got out to the many bakeries around us for bread. And, while there, we can be tempted by the pastries they offer. And we have been.

Citron means "lemon" in French. The little balls are some kind of crunchy things covered in chocolate.

These are éclairs au citron (lemon eclairs) that I found on Thursday. The bakery had both the traditional chocolate and coffee éclairs, but they also had these more unusual lemon flavored éclairs. I could not resist. And they were delicious!


  1. Oh boy do those look delicious! I'm sure (OK, no I'm not) the little balls are chocolate covered soy nuts for added protein.

  2. You're right, they're unusual. But why not? Every time lemon and delicious are mentioned together, it reminds me of your lemon tart at Congo Street so many years ago!

  3. Thanks for this lovely photo- yes, you'll need to buy some of the bakery yummies now and then.

  4. Oh, aren't you fortunate to be troubled to have to go to a French boulangerie or pâtisserie frequently? ;)

  5. Those little balls are Crispearls. They are made by the Callebaut chocolate company. They are a chocolate-covered toasted biscuit.

  6. I have never seen lemon eclairs; bet they were tasty!

  7. I'm not usually into eclairs but lemon eclairs? I could well be tempted.

  8. mitch, they were tasty!

    chm, I haven't made that in a while!

    evelyn, for sure!

    judy, oh, the bother. lol

    tom, thanks! That's exactly what they tasted like, but I had not encountered them before.

    anne marie, very!

    victor, I like coffee eclairs, but it's been a long time since I've had one.


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