Paris-Brest – English

Paris-Brest composed of

– choux pastry
– praline mousseline cream
– praline
– icing sugar / hazelnuts / almonds

For the choux pastry
60g water
60g milk
70g flour
55g butter
1 teaspoon of sugar
2 or 3 eggs (depending on their size)
Heat the water, milk, butter, salt and sugar in a pan. Remove from the heat and add the flour all at once. Mix well to dry the dough for 2 to 3 minutes. Then add the beaten eggs gradually, mixing well between each egg. Poach on a baking sheet covered with a silpain cloth. Sprinkle with chopped almonds. Bake at 170°C for 35 to 40 minutes (time may vary depending on oven). Leave to cool.

For the praline mousseline cream
220ml milk
35g sugar
50g egg yolks
25g cornflour
20g butter
1 sheet of gelatine
140g of butter
150g praline
Heat the milk in a saucepan. In a bowl, mix the yolks, sugar and cornflour. Pour the hot milk over it. Return to the saucepan and heat without stopping stirring until the cream thickens. Remove from the heat and add the gelatine and butter (20g). Place in a cool place. Work the butter into the cooled cream and add the praline. Mix well.

Cut out the choux, place the mousseline cream, praline and more mousseline cream in the pockets. Place the caps on top and sprinkle with icing sugar. Decorate with hazelnuts and almonds.