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Paris Brest
Preparation45 min.
Cooking45 min.

Paris Brest


For the choux pastry:

  • 5 fl. oz. water
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 8 oz butter
  • 4 oz flour
  • 4 eggs

For the praline mousse cream:

  • 5 fl oz milk
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 8 oz sugar
  • 1 oz flour
  • 1 oz + 2.1 oz butter
  • 1 oz praline


Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

For the praline mousse cream:

Pastry cream:

1 Heat the milk in the saucepan.

2 At the same time, whisk the egg yolks with the sugar in a bowl, then add the flour.

3 Pour over the hot milk, whisking constantly, then add everything back into the saucepan.

4 Cook while whisking until the cream thickens, then add 2.1 oz of butter off the heat and leave to cool.

5 Vigorously whisk 2.1 oz butter and 2.1 oz praline in a bowl, then add to the pastry cream. Leave to cool completely.

6 Emulsify the cream with a whisk or beater to obtain a mousse-like texture and add to a pastry bag.


Choux pastry:

7 In the saucepan, add the water, sugar, butter and heat over medium heat, stirring with a spatula.

8 When the mixture comes to a simmer, remove the saucepan from the heat and tip in the flour in one go.

9 Mix vigorously with the spatula, and continue stirring over medium-low heat.

10 Stir to dry out the dough, until it forms a ball, then remove from the heat, continuing to stir to cool the choux pastry down.

11 Once cooled, add the eggs, one at a time, and add the choux pastry to a piping bag and pipe the choux buns onto a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.

12 Bake for 20 to 25 minutes and leave to cool.

13 Cut the choux buns 2/3 of the way through and fill with the cream.

Tip: You can replace the praline with chocolate spread.

Cristel products used for the recipe

Saucepan - Cristel USA
Castel' Pro (5 ply) Ultraply Fixed
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