I love the classics. This is a spectacular confection! Named for a bicycle race run between the two cities of Paris and Brest, this wheel-shaped pastry of choux paste is hands down impressive. The classic version is made with a praline-flavored center but this pastry cream version is just as tasty.
Fresh, creamy ricotta cheese is easy to make at home from ingredients you can find in any grocery store. Use it in pastas, as a spread, or in any recipe that calls for ricotta. It's also a great breakfast treat with fresh fruit.