This month the challenge was host by Tony & Meeta of http://whatsforlunchhoney.blogspot.com/ and this month's challenge was Chocolate Éclairs by Pierre Hermé. The recipe can be found on Meeta's blog.
After the first 2 challenges, it is a relief to get something that I am familiar with. I have baked choux pasty many times so it was nothing new to me. Except the convoluted way of making way of making the chocolate glaze. It was a 2 part process and I've always made it all in one. Anyway it tasted the same as the one part process that I always make. The other thing this recipe is different to the one that I use is that the oven door is set ajar after 10 minutes which I did not follow. Instead, when the eclairs are nearly done (say another 5-10 minutes to go), I take them out and make a small slit on the side and put them back in the oven for the last 5-10 minutes. And mine always comes out nicely puffed up and crisp and no problem of deflating.
I waited till the last minute to make these because I made a big batch of round choux pasty just 1 week before the challenge was announced.
This is my result of the challenge :-