Paris Brest 2.0

Pâte à choux based desserts

Paris Brest 2.0

Created by
  • Philippe Bertrand
    Director of Barry Callebaut CHOCOLATE ACADEMY™ France, MOF Chocolatier-Confiseur
Level
level 1
Recipe components

Choux pastry chips

IngredientsPreparation
  • 75g
    whole milk
  • 75g
    water
  • 4g
    fine sugar
  • 2g
    salt
  • 60g
    fresh butter

Boil

  • 85g
    bran flour

Pour and thicken with

  • 155g
    whole egg(s)

Add

Spread out thinly between 2 Silpat mats. 
Bake blind and cut out Ø3cm disks.
Continue cooking and caramelize with icing sugar.
Set aside at 17°C.

 

Crunchy Ghana shortbread (for the bottom pistol)

IngredientsPreparation
  • 90g
    fresh butter
  • 90g
    flour
  • 90g
    fine sugar

Mix

Bake at 160°C on a Fiberpain mat.

Add

Use at 24°C. 
Decorate the Elegant pistoles.

Praliné Piémont 55% Ghana filling (top pistol)

IngredientsPreparation
  • 250g
    Praliné 50% Almonds Hazelnuts

Mix

Spread at 24°C.
Fill 2 thirds of the pistol and seal.

Barcode decoration

In an Elegant Pistol mold add pieces of Scotch tape of various widths on half of the surface of the pistol in order to form a barcode.
To color the pistol mold use a spray-on sauce with white chocolate colored with titanium dioxide and previously crystallized at 28°C (50% Zéphyr™ with 50% cocoa butter and the desired quantity of titanium dioxide).
Gently withdraw the pieces of Scotch tape. 
Then, pulverize a second black spray-on pistole sauce to make barcodes. 
Mold with the Lactée Barry chocolate.
Fill the Elegant pistols.
Seal 24 hours afterwards.

Assembly

Place the choux pastry chips on the crunchy Ghana hazelnut shortbread and assemble both pistoles.