THIS BEAUTIFUL and delicious cream-puff pastry dessert is one of my favorites. It is a marvelous example of a masterpiece that is created from ordinary ingredients (though it is not a dessert for beginners).
The Paris-Brest is made by baking creampuff pastry in the form of a crown or wheel. The top of the crown is removed and the pastry is filled and decorated with a praline-flavored crème St.-Honoré (also called crème Chiboust).
To make the cream filling rise