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Berkeley: La Bedaine - Paris-Brest ... a cream puff, but better

rworange Dec 31, 2009 01:59 PM

Today there were what appeared to be cream puffs for $2.

They are called Paris-Brest, a French dessert, made of choux pastry filled with a light-as-clouds, smooth-as-silk, praline cream, topped with slivered almonds and dusted with powdered sugar.

This is a pretty good photo of what it looks like with more info.
http://www.whytraveltofrance.com/2005...

The blogger writes "in 1891 france launched its first bicycle race from paris to brest (and back again to paris). an entrepreneurial-minded french pastry baker with a shop along the route, decided to dedicate a pastry to the race and created a circular eclair that was to resemble bicycle tires"

I'm guessing this site has all the different shapes that are sold by bakeries in France
http://www.randonneurs.bc.ca/pbp/past...

Out of everything I've had at La Bedaine, this is at the top of the list ... neck in neck with those smoked sausages. Don't miss it.

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    rightstar RE: rworange Dec 31, 2009 02:43 PM

    They are pretty good. So good I might just go back for another. Yum.

    1. psb RE: rworange Mar 11, 2010 09:40 PM

      Holy Moly, those smoked sausages are (were) good. That is all.

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