Paris–Brest

Paris-Brest
Paris-Brest
Type Pastry
Course Dessert
Place of origin France
Main ingredients Choux pastry, praline cream
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A Paris–Brest is a French dessert, made of choux pastry and a praline flavoured cream.

History

The round pastry, in the form of a wheel, was created in 1910 by Louis Durand, pâtissier of Maisons-Laffitte, at the request of Pierre Giffard, to commemorate the Paris–Brest–Paris bicycle race he had initiated in 1891.[1] Its circular shape is representative of a wheel. It became popular with riders on the Paris–Brest cycle race, partly because of its energizing high caloric value, and is now found in pâtisseries all over France.

See also

References

  1. Mollois, Emmanuel. Et Voila. Fremantle Press
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