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daring bakers: chocolate eclairs

To my darling Daring Bakers: I had planned to make the challenge this weekend, but was thwarted by a traitor within our own ranks: my appendix! I am typing from my hospital room right now – they said they’d have to keep me here for a few days. My apologies to our wonderful hosts Meeta and Tony because they are not only two of my favorite bloggers, but Meeta picked a recipe I really wanted to make. Please see what the rest of the lovely (and handsome) Daring Bakers made by visiting their blogroll. And as always, pay homage to the great ones, our founders: Lis and Ivonne. Besos, Bisous, xxoo.

74 nibbles at “daring bakers: chocolate eclairs”

  1. Kitt says:

    Wishing you a speedy recovery!

  2. Cynthia says:

    Yikes! This is just not fair Jen. I thought of you while I was out enjoying the great outdoors in Moab, last week too; wondering if you had some new Colorado altitude shots at the photoblog. All my best to you my dear.

  3. Judy (Judy's Gross Eats) says:

    Oh Lordy, girl! That’s the last thing you need! Please recover quickly. (Dog kisses are known to promote quick healing — the hospital should let your puppy in!)

  4. Rosa says:

    Oh!!! I hope you’ll recover fast!

    All the best,


  5. Manggy says:

    Besos, chica. Hope you have a speedy recovery (though you are probably already making plans. Bad Jen! Lol).

  6. amylouwho says:

    I”m so sorry! I just had my appendix out in July and it is the worst. They act like it’s no big deal, but hello! They are still cutting you open – that ALWAYS a big deal. I feel your pain. I wish you a speedy and peaceful recovery.

    PS – the one good thing about it was that I spent a week on the couch surfing the internet and that’s when I found your blog. :)

  7. Margie says:

    Best wishes continue from Texas, Jen. Mend well, mend fast and don’t rush things. Give your body extra TLC. We be anxiously awaiting your return to the scene of all things wonderful. XO :)

  8. Leah says:

    I hate when the rank and file revolt, instead of rank and filing!

    I hope you get well quickly and as pain free as possible!

  9. fanny says:

    wow your appendix. I’m glad I’ve had it removed years and years ago. at least, now you’re done with it.
    all my love.

  10. BC says:

    Get well soon!

  11. breadchick says:

    Jenny, speedy recovery and take care.

  12. Aran says:

    oh no! hope you recover soon!!

  13. Meeta says:

    here’s the deal! when you get out of that hospital – let’s make these eclairs together. i really want to make them again – so why not together?

  14. clumbsycookie says:

    Get better soon! I’m sure you’ll try them sometime!

  15. Caitlin says:

    Feel better soon – it’s never good to have a traitor within the ranks.

  16. Tartelette says:

    Get well pronto ok….eclairs can wait….
    You come first :)

  17. Mia says:

    Get well soon, Jen! Hopefully you’ll get to make the eclairs at some point – chocolate pastry cream is so yum…

  18. Mary Coleman says:

    Take care of yourself and get home soon!

  19. Marija says:

    Get well soon Jen!

  20. Jyotsna says:

    Hey, hope you get well soonest!!

  21. Susan/Wild Yeast says:

    Oh ouch! Knowing you, your recovery is bound to be the fastest in history — I hope so.

  22. jennywenny says:

    Get well soon, I’m sure the eclairs can wait until you’re feeling better! I know how strong you are, so hopefully you’ll be out there causing trouble in no time.

  23. Jenny says:

    Thinking about you! Wishing you lots of good healing energy. xoxo

  24. Collette says:

    Yikes–appendix! Be well and heal quickly.

  25. Fiona says:

    Speedy recovery, and a healthy return to your camera, dog, skiis and boots.

    I’ll look forward to reading about the effects of pastry cream on recovery from abdominal surgery. That’s coming out in the next Science, right?

  26. Lucy says:

    Wishes for a speedy recovery!

  27. Tablebread says:

    Hope to see you on the next one!

  28. jillian says:

    I hope you feel better! I always look forward to your posts!

  29. Lauren says:

    feel better soon!

  30. Gabi says:

    Jen- I am SO sorry- hope you feel better soon!!!

  31. Leonor says:

    Get well soon!!

  32. Tony says:

    oh, noooo :( get better soon! You can always make èclairs another time :)
    damn appendices…

  33. Chuck says:

    I’m glad it was “just” your appendix and nothing more serious. Now you won’t have to worry about it for the rest of your life. Hope you’re feeling better. Hungry Bear says, “get well soon!”

  34. maybelles mom (feeding maybelle) says:

    feel better. the eclair recipe will always be there waiting for you when you get better.

  35. Susan at StickyGooeyCreamyChewy says:

    Appendix! WTF? I’m so sorry. That really sucks. I hope you’re back on your feet soon. You will really need a few eclairs once you’re convalescing at home!

  36. Amy J. says:

    Oh dear! Sorry you’re sick – best wishes for a quick recovery!

  37. linda says:

    Hope you’ll be out of hospital swiftly!

  38. marion says:

    oh f…ck !!!!!!
    Hope everything is ok and that you’re feeling well :)

  39. Ann says:

    Sorry to hear! Wishing you a speedy recovery!

  40. Sarah says:

    Hope you’re well on your way to recovery! My bf had his appendix out…it wasn’t a good time. But maybe yours will be? (Or…maybe not.) Feel better soon!

  41. snookydoodle says:

    wow what wonderful photos you ve got here. i just discovered your blog. Hope you get well soon.

  42. Amy says:

    Feel better soon! <3

  43. Mrs Ergül says:

    Speedy recovery to you my dear! I’ve forgotten to post up my challenge! I’m gonna do so by today. You take care. Jia you!

  44. Holly says:

    Oh no! I hope you feel better soon! Here is the only practical advice I cab give you (not that you want it, but I’m a mom, so mothering is what I do) – try to stand up as straight as you can while healing, try not to laugh a lot (because it hurts like crazy) and take it easy on yourself (no lifting). They are pretty trite things to do, but once you apply them they can really help. I really, really hope you feel so much better soon!

  45. Holly says:

    “Can” not “cab” sorry! Typing one handed in the dark and apparently not that good at it!

  46. Laura @ Hungry and Frozen says:

    Stupid appendices – what are they good for anyway? Hope you’re feeling much better soon and get lots of rest. Looking forward to your eclairs :D

  47. enza says:

    being a doctor I was able to avoid the surgeon for my appendix twice…
    but they’re still waiting for me.
    I’m sure you’ll recover fast

  48. Mollie says:

    Glad you are in recovery mode. I mean, I kind of can’t imagine lady deathstrike not finding a way to bake eclairs in her hospital room, but if you want to wimp out on this one, I guess we can give you a pass. :)

    Get better quick girlfriend. I’m sure ‘weah can’t wait to get you home, not to mention J!

  49. Anita says:

    Hope you make a quick recovery!! We’re all sending you our best wishes! XOXO

  50. Jenn says:

    Get well soon! I thought i had to have my appendix out a while back and in my haze, i was excited because i thought that meant i could eat all the ice cream i wanted…then I realized that that was for my tonsils…boooo. Feel better.

  51. Lulu says:

    oh noes! Stupid organs and their… breakingness.
    I hope you feel better soon!

  52. peabody says:

    Feel better my dear! I got rid of mine years ago…in similar fashion.

  53. Chez US says:

    What I go away on vacay and you go to the hospital! Take care of yourself girl!! Thinking of ya!

  54. Astrid says:

    I really want to leave an encouraging comment yet can’t find anything more original to say than very best wishes for a speedy recovery. I hope your blog provides you with some comfort during your stay in the hospital; your posts are always enlightening and refreshing to others.

  55. Sheryl says:

    Well, poo! What a year this has been for you. At least this didn’t happen during the winter! Hope you are feeling better soon.

  56. bee says:

    come back soon, and wish you a full and speedy recovery. i hope this is the last time you have a health crisis for a long long long time. you so deserve a break.

  57. Manisha says:

    Hope you’re doing well after your surgery. Thinking of you…

  58. Elizabeth says:

    Not to put any pressure on you or anything but…


    Could you maybe send up a flare so we know you’re still fighting the good fight.

    Really and truly, do not let my comment add any stress.
    Know that you are missed. I promise I will not get my nose out of joint if you were to tell us that you are in the pink of health and have been off frolicking through the wildflowers with your man, your pup, and your camera.
    It would be wonderful, welcome news to hear.
    there are volumes that I am not saying.
    Stay Strong.
    God bless you and heal you, Jennifer.

    Oh, and I miss you.

  59. Susan says:

    Sending you positive and healthy vibes through telepathic waves for a speedy recovery.
    Miss ya and wish you good tidings!

  60. Cynthia says:

    Okay, so is anyone else but me out there worried about Jen??? Hellooow…

  61. Christina says:

    Hope it went well and you’re feeling better. :)

  62. Dona says:

    I’m worried…..

  63. t says:

    Me too.

  64. Elizabeth says:

    Yes. It has been too many days since she has posted anything.

  65. zoe / puku says:

    hope you are doing ok Jen! get-well wishes and cosmic hugs, looking forward to seeing you back here when you’re ready!

  66. Sally says:

    Worried too –

    Jen, I sent you a virtual card, and realized that it goes from a different email than the one I use to post comments. Anyway, if you don t know who it was from, now you do…

    hope you are recovering quickly and will post soon

  67. Jamie in Las Vegas says:

    Worried three…

    Hmmm…. this seems odd, but I’m going to lean toward the positive side. Hope you’re better and back soon, Jen. Take care, and know we’re all thinking about you.


  68. Maja says:

    Checking the site at least once a day, feel better, Jen, and write soon. :) xoxoxo

  69. kathi says:

    Hi there! Hope all is well and that you are feeling better. Like others, I eagerly wait your return…

  70. Seth says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I’ve given your site to so many of my friends in the last few days that they are starting to call you by name. “Did you eat that thing that Jenny made the other day?”

    Feel better soon.

  71. Whitney says:

    I hope that you are doing better. I am starting to get worried that you are really sick. I miss you and your wonderful pictures/posts!

  72. Shari from Ohio says:

    de-lurking to hope for the best and to send you good thoughts and prayers.

    maybe “the dog ate your homework” or something silly like that, huh?

  73. Eileen says:

    Jen, hoping your recovery is going well. I agree with Cynthia who posted way near the top, This is just not fair!!! I miss your posts: A week without Butter is a week without sunshine… Be good to yourself and know that many, many of us are cheering for you.

  74. Pam says:

    Sending good vibes and positive thoughts your way. I am missing your posts and pictures.

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