Gâteau Paris-Brest

Preparation info
  • Makes:


    -portion cake
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      30 min

Appears in

By Geraldene Holt

Published 2011

  • About

A French pastry-chef created this gâteau to celebrate the famous cycle race from Paris to Brest that was launched in 1891. Rings of choux pastry – which, of course, inflate in the oven – represent bicycle wheels, sandwiched with a rich praline cream, though a quicker, easier coffee-flavoured cream is an alternative. The gâteau has remained popular with pâtisseries, particularly during the season of the annual Tour de France.