This is not a donut…but a mini Paris-Brest!

This pastry was created in 1910 to commemorate the Paris–Brest bicycle race begun in 1891: 1200km… Its traditionally made of a ring of a ” choux pastry” filled with a praliné  (paste made by mixing caramelized hazelnuts and almonds) mousseline cream . Its circular shape represent a bicycle wheel .


Guess what: After my bicycle ride today, I really enjoyed a cup of tea with this delicious sweet & rich little pastry!!!


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2 Responses to Paris-Brest

  1. corinne Bianchi says:

    It looks so beautiful and so good Christine!! Worthy of a French pastry chef!
    I wish I can have one right now….

  2. christine says:

    Thank you Corinne!
    As you know, it was a pleasure to bake this ” gourmandises” …Next time, I promise that I will bring you some!

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