It was a long day at the hospital today, so I just bought something from my neighbourhood for tonight.
First up is my first Paris Brest in Paris! Previously only had ones from Paul Lafayet and Beard Papa (which aren’t real Paris Brests I know). The one from Paul Lafayet was very dense and filling and I couldn’t finish it. How about this one? The choux was super moist. I hate choux which is dry, as it gives me indigestion, but this choux was one I wanted to eat more of. Gotta try their choquettes sometime…The praliné cream on the other hand was mousse-y in texture. Unlike the Paul Lafayet one I’ve had which was like buttercream. I enjoyed this one a lot more as it was lighter and not as filling. Although lighter in texture, the taste was still strong and nutty!
Also dropped by Pain de Sucre from a Millefeuille. My first millefeuille in Paris too. It had a very crispy and light top layer, very well baked in flavour. A tad longer in the oven and it’d be burnt. This perfect timing meant that the feuille remained crisp and buttery. I like my feuille dryer, so this suited me. On the other hand, the custard has vanilla seeds strewn throughout, and was extremely thick and rich (bordering gloopy, but not yet!). One could cut down into the pastry and the pastry would stay intact.Very clean and pronounced flavours. Sets my millefeuille standards high!
Look at all those layers! Is it just me who enjoys eating layers one by one…?