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Paris-Brest is a classic choux pastry invented more than a century back to commemorate the famous cycling event in France. Apart from Tour de France, the 1200 km Paris-Brest- Paris route is one of the world's oldest and arguably the most celebrated cycling event in the world. Traditionally, the Paris-Brest is typically round, formed by one or several choux rings compounded together. In 2009, the reputed French patissier Philippe Contini of La Patisserie des Reves recreated this famous confection and created quite a sensation amongst the French culinary circle. Literally reinventing the wheel!

 

For this month's Aspiring Bakers, I thought it would apt to give the conventional Paris-Brest a "twist" to suit the theme!

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Taken on February 22, 2011