Now I need to include a warning that these Pumpkin Spice Eclairs are highly addictive.
We still can’t get enough of pumpkin spice in this house. The coffee shops may have stopped selling their speciality coffees but you can still get your fix of everyone’s favourite autumnal flavour with these Mini Pumpkin Spice Eclairs. For the pumpkin spice, I went super simple and used Steenberg’s Speculoos spice mix. You can, of course, make your own spice mix. Foodie Quine has a great recipe for her pumpkin spice mix here.
My tips for baking light & crispy eclairs is definitely slow and steady. There are few things worse than under done chop pastry in the middle of your eclair. I also make sure I pipe the pastry so it is fairly high – Don’t expect your eclairs to rise too much during cooking.
Bake of the Week
Yay! We are back! Well done to everyone who joined in with #GBBOBakeoftheWeek. You did far better than me! I discovered a few things about my baking style during this week’s GBBO. Firstly, I still really enjoy the programme but I detest having to guess what the bakers are making ahead of the programme. Secondly, I really missed having the time to bake according to my mood and thirdly, I also missed the variety and the anticipation of what would be entered into #BakeoftheWeek.
So, what I am saying basically is, I’m really pleased to be back and raring to go! Thanks and well done to my co-host, Jenny from Mummy Mishaps who once again completed the GBBO Bakealong. Also a huge congratulations to Anca from Cook Style who won the amazing Sage Appliances Bakery Boss Food Mixer. Hop on over to Anca’s place to see some of her fantastic bakes during GBBO.
Jenny’s entry for the first week back at #BakeoftheWeek was these wonderful Coffee & Walnut Baked Doughnuts – They wouldn’t last long in this house!
Thanks also to Choclette from Tin & Thyme who submitted these Sticky Ginger Apple Cakes – Surely the most perfect autumnal bake for around a bonfire?
Jo’s Kitchen Larder also went with the ginger theme making a comforting and delicious, Easy Pear & Ginger Cake – Great family bake!
Great to see these entries returning after our break – Thanks so much guys. Jenny will be back with the wrap up next Thursday – Don’t forget we link to all entries as well as tweeting, pinning and commenting on all entries.
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Linking up this week with April J Harris’s Hearth & Soul Linky
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