Paris-Brest is the typical dessert of Brittany. In the shape of a crown, the base is made of puff pastry, filled with praline flavoured mousse then scattered with flaked almonds. Paris-Brest was created in 1910 by the pastry cook Louis Durand due to a request from the creator of the famous bike race bearing the same name . Originally the shape of the cake represented the wheel of a bike !

This delicious dessert is loved by gourmands and those seduced by shops where pastry cooks update and experiment, adding unique enhancing flavours.

Here is a Brittany classic dessert recipe to try at home. 

The come back of Le Paris Brest

Choux Paris-Brest pastry

Sometimes renowned pastry cooks have spoilt the almost sacred aura of the original recipe. Christophe Michalak has made Paris-Brest in the style of an ice cream flavour “Paris-Brest Noisette Vanille“. Sensational, Cyril Lignac who is seen on the billboard on M6 as Meilleur Pâtissier shares with us his recipe, encouraging us to try it at home.

You will find a recipe for Paris-Brest with strawberries on the website Marmiton. It’s mouthwatering !

Not to miss: 

If you are staying at the Castle of Château de la Galinée, we suggest you make a detour towards  the tearoom of La Belle Meunière at St Cast le Guildo to enjoy their  delicious cakes.

At Saint Malo, near the Castels des Ormes, the tea room of Stéphane Denis has a reputation of serving the best Paris-Brest in the city.

Don’t hesitate to share your comments and favourite addresses for this delicious Breton speciality !