|Would you like one?
This week’s French Fridays with Dorie challenge is for Paris-Brest which is a delightful pastry created to mimic the shape of a bicycle tire in honor of the Paris to Brest race. Its base is Pâte à Choux and it’s filled with Vanilla Pastry Cream studded with Caramel Almonds. Of course, I followed Dorie’s Bonne Idée and added 3 teaspoons of Amaretto to the Pastry Cream to enhance the almond flavor!
I have to say, the Caramel Almonds were so delicious that I would have been content eating them by themselves – and I will surely make them again to use in salads, ice cream, and just to snack on. Only Dorie could transform 3 ingredients into such a fabulous treat!
|Super light and creamy pastries scented with Caramel Almonds and Amaretto!|
Thanks to my fellow Dorista, Christy of Confessions of a Culinary Diva for suggesting using tart pans to make individual servings. These were the perfect size for dessert – and for breakfast the next day!
|A trio of Snowy Egrets roosting in Santa Barbara|