Total 4 hours and 20 minutes
Active 70 mins
Makes Two 8-inch pastries, each serving 6 to 8
Here in Minneapolis we have several lakes right in the city, along with miles and miles of gorgeous bike trails. Seeing everyone out and about had my wheels turning about making one of my all-time favorites — a raspberry Paris Brest. It's a wheel-shaped dessert based on a French bicycle race between the cities of Paris and Brest, but you don't have to be French or know how to ride a bike to enjoy this special treat!
TIP: If you have a convection setting on your oven, this is a great time to use it because the circulating hot air will help your pastry rise. If you don't have a convection oven or convection setting, just turn your oven up 25°F to get the same effect.
You can make the pastry cream a few days ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator if that works better for your schedule.