I was at an afternoon garden party recently and someone brought a plate of home made French pastries to share, I had a really delicious cake made with choux pastry, called an elephant's foot! It sounds gross but I would say it's the best sweet thing I have eaten in years.
They are enormous hunks of choux pastry, filled with cream and topped with soft chocolate icing. Rather like a giant chocolate eclair.
I may have to have a try at making them myself, so this article is very helpful.