I always love going to bakeries only to buy eclairs and random eye catchy pastries off the display. they last with me 1-2 days. and they taste soft and good.
I tried making eclairs at home, the choux pastry turned out okay, but the next day it became REALLY STIFF. (I store em in the fridge), but my bakery bought eclairs don’t go stiff at all when I put them in the fridge.
for the choux pastry I’ve been following this recipe exactly as it is (without the extra egg):
1 cup water
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 eggs, plus 1 extra, if needed
I’ve been suspecting my all purpose flour since I tried baking mini donuts and it also went stiff the next day, but where I live there is no other kind of flour. is there any trick to make them softer/moist? anything I can add?
your help is greatly appreciated