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PBP Pastries
« on: May 31, 2019, 08:39:27 pm »
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris–Brest

Well I never. Get many of these on the ride?

LittleWheelsandBig

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Re: PBP Pastries
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2019, 09:00:41 pm »
A few during but mostly beforehand or afterwards. There are several other riders competing for the limited number of pastries available along the route...
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marcusjb

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Re: PBP Pastries
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2019, 10:11:30 pm »
As long as they are not the perverse modern straight Paris Brests that can be seen both here in the UK (Paul) and in France.

I do not think I have ever had one on the ride, but certainly before and after!
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Ooooh. That sounds like a daft idea.  I am in!

T42

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Re: PBP Pastries
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2019, 08:18:27 am »
Since they're supposed to be wheel-shaped a straight one can only result from a narsty accident. Les Pâtisseries Paul have a lot to answer for.
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madamemugwump

Re: PBP Pastries
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2019, 08:23:33 am »
I didn't really look for them during (not that one has too) but they are pretty commonly available elsewhere throughout the county/year. For a similarly carb-loaded treat, do try a religieuse... for comparisons sake ;)


Re: PBP Pastries
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2019, 06:57:58 am »
New posh French place near the office does them takeaway.  Four quid, though....

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Re: PBP Pastries
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2019, 11:29:35 am »
Since they're supposed to be wheel-shaped a straight one can only result from a narsty accident. Les Pâtisseries Paul have a lot to answer for.

Do you know the difference between a straight-shaped croissant and a croissant-shaped one?  (In France, probably doesn't apply in the UK.)

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Re: PBP Pastries
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2019, 11:43:19 am »
Oddly, a version of the Paris-Brest is the go-to cake treat for the people of Central Lancashire. The large Coffee Renoirs are always the wheel shape. The smaller ones are usually bun-shaped, but our local bakery does small wheel-shaped ones.

This one is sold by the cafe at the local Hospice. Why stint on treats if you're not going to be around much longer?



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Re: PBP Pastries
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2019, 11:36:41 am »
our local bakery does small wheel-shaped ones.

Why don't you suggest them to call that cake a London-Edinburgh?

Re: PBP Pastries
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2019, 11:54:15 am »
our local bakery does small wheel-shaped ones.

Why don't you suggest them to call that cake a London-Edinburgh?

The St Catherine's hospice cafe is less than 200 metres from the Lands End-John O' Groats route that Michael Broadwith took to get the record last year. So calling the cake a LEJOG would work. It's next to the junction of the A6 and the M65, where there are lots of other facilities. https://www.google.com/maps/@53.7225673,-2.6734483,16.82z

T42

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Re: PBP Pastries
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2019, 01:27:41 pm »
Catherine Wheel, more like.
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JStone

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Re: PBP Pastries
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2019, 05:52:43 pm »
I enjoyed this one two weeks ago from the patisserie in Senonches (on the PBP route, between Mortagne-au-Perche & Dreux)

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Re: PBP Pastries
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2019, 06:13:32 pm »
I love these, but the one I had between Tinteniac and Fougeres in 2015, whilst utterly delicious - and not particularly large, sat rather heavy on my stomach for a number of hours after consumption.

lou boutin

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Re: PBP Pastries
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2019, 06:20:34 pm »
Didn't the contestants on the Great British Bake Off have to make them as a part of the technical challenge during pastry week, once?  They did a bit on 'what the PBP rides is' too.

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Re: PBP Pastries
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2019, 06:47:06 pm »
I saw a Paris Brest flavoured ice cream this week, in the Dordogne so strictly in the name of research, I had a coupe de boule in my cornet.  It tasted of caramel and exhaustion.
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Re: PBP Pastries
« Reply #16 on: July 22, 2019, 04:26:49 pm »
New posh French place near the office does them takeaway.  Four quid, though....

Any chance you are talking about Chez Antoinette in Westminster/Victoria?  If so, we are very close neighbours! (I work in the offices above).

They do also make them and I told myself I couldn't have one until after completing - so cannot comment on resemblance to the en route versions - of which I also hope to award myself upon passing.

Re: PBP Pastries
« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2019, 10:57:14 am »
Mentioned just now on the Home Service, in the episode of the Kitchen Cabinet that's about to finish

Re: PBP Pastries
« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2019, 11:34:43 am »
New posh French place near the office does them takeaway.  Four quid, though....

Any chance you are talking about Chez Antoinette in Westminster/Victoria?  If so, we are very close neighbours! (I work in the offices above).

They do also make them and I told myself I couldn't have one until after completing - so cannot comment on resemblance to the en route versions - of which I also hope to award myself upon passing.

Yes, I’m in the big shiny building on the corner of Buckingham Gate and Victoria Street.

I was in Le Touquet last week and the patisserie we found had straight Paris-Brests.   Couldn’t bring myself to buy one.

Re: PBP Pastries
« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2019, 05:39:23 pm »
New posh French place near the office does them takeaway.  Four quid, though....

Any chance you are talking about Chez Antoinette in Westminster/Victoria?  If so, we are very close neighbours! (I work in the offices above).

They do also make them and I told myself I couldn't have one until after completing - so cannot comment on resemblance to the en route versions - of which I also hope to award myself upon passing.

Yes, I’m in the big shiny building on the corner of Buckingham Gate and Victoria Street.

I was in Le Touquet last week and the patisserie we found had straight Paris-Brests.   Couldn’t bring myself to buy one.

Nice - small world.  Great—motivated—minds think alike!  Maybe we can have a post-ride reunion with others in the area if we don't manage to get our hands on one during the ride (not sure a mass of sugar like that would be a great decision in hindsight), or at the finish.

Re: PBP Pastries
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2019, 05:52:14 pm »
So I also work in the area and popped in to Chez Antoinette on Palmer Street this morning and ordered a "Paris-Brest" . They aren't advertised, and the first member of staff had to make enquiries, but I was confident they'd have one on the basis of this blog.  It was a bit on the squishy side when it arrived - good all the same though. I was given a knife and fork to eat it with. So maybe not food for the road!

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Re: PBP Pastries
« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2019, 01:12:49 pm »
Also  available at Maison Berteaux in Soho..

hellymedic

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Re: PBP Pastries
« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2019, 03:34:00 pm »
[Ancient history]

The café attached to either Tesco or Woolworth's offered these in Poole in 1996...

Re: PBP Pastries
« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2019, 12:15:00 am »
So I also work in the area and popped in to Chez Antoinette on Palmer Street this morning and ordered a "Paris-Brest" . They aren't advertised, and the first member of staff had to make enquiries, but I was confident they'd have one on the basis of this blog.  It was a bit on the squishy side when it arrived - good all the same though. I was given a knife and fork to eat it with. So maybe not food for the road!

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Cheater!  Rob and I are set to go for a coffee there next week if you want to join.  Thinking Friday morning.  PM me.

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Re: PBP Pastries
« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2019, 05:26:46 pm »
Official information from the PBP press pack


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