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The Eclair – A Dreamy Pastry

By March 15, 2020 No Comments

Firstly, what is an éclair?

Originally, an eclair was an oblong pastry made with choux dough filled with a vanilla cream and topped with chocolate icing. Of course, over the years this has changed and evolved based on what’s on-trend. Now, an éclair has moulded and morphed in shapes, sizes, fillings, and recipes.

What’s interesting is that the eclair originated during the nineteenth century in France where it was called “pain à la duchesse” until 1850. Eclair means “lightening” in French and many people believe that eclairs got their name from the glistening sparkles from the frosting that resembles a lightning bolt. Nature into food, how good is that?

Here at Ma Cherie we couldn’t imagine our wholesale French kitchen without eclairs . We make these wholesale pastries for the mum on the run, the 3pm office required sugar rush, the ‘WOW’ of a child’s face looking at the café cabinet…and really, anyone who has a sweet tooth.

Let us introduce you to our 4 flavours.

Vanilla Bean

Classic French choux pastry hand filled with flavoured white chocolate cream.  Finished with a hand piped vanilla mousse and chocolate coated biscuit balls.

Mocha

Classic French choux pastry hand filled with flavoured milk chocolate cream.  Finished with a hand piped light coffee Chantilly mousse and a dusting of chocolate powder.

Classic Chocolate

Classic French choux pastry hand-filled with a rich 54% dark chocolate cream.  Finished with a hand piped light chocolate Chantilly mousse and chocolate coated biscuit balls.

Strawberry 

Classic French Choux pastry filled with vanilla flavoured cream. Finished with hand piped strawberry mousse and chocolate coated biscuit balls.

Now if you haven’t tried them yet, we highly suggest you either find one at our current stockists or get in touch with our sales team. We guarantee you and your customers be a fan of them soon too!

Interested in seeing more of the wholesale French dessert range? Contact our sales team directly by emailing sales@macherie.co.nz and one of our reps will be happy to come and visit you to discuss our extensive wholesale range.

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