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Paris-Brest is a French desert, made of pâte à choux and a praline flavoured cream. The pastry was created in 1910 to commemorate the Paris-Brest bicycle race begun in 1891. Its circular shape is representative of a wheel. It became popular with riders on the Paris-Brest cycle race, partly because of its energising high caloric value, and is now found in cake shops all over France.

I made my own praline paste from 50% organic sugar and 50% roasted almond to make sure I get them and without any preservatives and additives. It turned out well.


The cream used is Crème mousseline au praliné. 

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I baked the remaining dough as small choux pastry and fill them with remaining cream.



Friands Variations

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Square Friands are not bad too. Friands are cholesterol free.

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By adding chocolate or chocolate powder you can make Chocolate Friands. I added white chocolate on the top too!

Ingredients: organic flour, organic sugar, eggs whites, french butter and almond powder, chocolate, chocolate powder, white chocolate.