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Paris-Brest

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

Method

For the choux pastries

  • Preheat oven to 200* C (390* F) Fan.
  • Place a pot over medium to low heat and add the water, milk, butter and salt.
  • Heat until the butter melts.
  • Then, lower heat to low and add the flour. Stir for 3-4 minutes with a wooden spoon, until the moisture evaporates and you create a thick dough.
  • Remove from heat and immediately transfer the dough to a mixer. Beat on low speed for 2-3 minutes so it can cool.
  • Add the eggs and the egg yolk one at a time, waiting for each addition to be completely incorporated before adding the next. Set the egg white aside in a bowl.
  • Transfer the dough to a pastry bag.
  • Line two baking pans with parchment paper. Use a 20 cm plate to help you draw a circle in each baking pan.  
  • Pipe the dough from the pastry bag tracing the 20 cm circles you drew. Pipe a smaller circle inside of the first one and another over the both of them. If there is any dough leftover divide it between the two baking pans.
  • Brush some of the reserved egg white over the dough and sprinkle with some almond slivers.
  • Place baking pans on the highest rack in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Then turn the oven temperature to 180* C (350* F) Fan and bake for another 35 minutes.
  • When ready, remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

For the chocolate cream

  • In a pot, add 850 g of milk, cocoa powder, sugar and vanilla extract.
  • Place over medium heat. Heat for 5-7 minutes and whisk continuously until it comes to a boil. It is important to whisk so that the milk doesn’t burn.
  • In a bowl, add the remaining milk and the cornstarch. Mix until the cornstarch dissolves.
  • Add the mixture to the pot and whisk vigorously until the cream thickens.
  • When ready, remove from heat and add the butter. Whisk until it melts and is incorporated.
  • Transfer mixture to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap, making sure it touches the surface of the cream directly so that a film doesn’t form on top.  Allow it to cool for at least 3-4 hours.
  • When ready, transfer the chocolate cream to a pastry bag.

To assemble

  • Mix the chilled cream with a spatula to make it fluffy and transfer to a pastry bag. You can also beat it in a mixer for a few seconds.
  • Cut the first choux in half, lengthwise using a serrated knife.
  • Place it on a serving plate and fill it with 1/3 of the chocolate cream.
  • Use a knife to make small holes on the bottom side of the second choux.
  • Fit the pastry bag tip into the holes you made and fill it with another 1/3 of the chocolate cream.
  • Place it over the first choux.
  • Spread the final 1/3 of the chocolate cream over it and cover with the remaining half choux.
  • Serve with whipped cream. (optional)
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

444
Calories (kcal)
22 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

19.0
Total Fat (g)
27 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

9.7
Saturated Fat (g)
49 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

55.0
Total Carbs (g)
21 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

38.0
Sugars (g)
42 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

11.0
Protein (g)
22 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

5.5
Fibre (g)
22 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.54
Sodium (g)
9 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

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