Christmas ‘Paris Brest’ Wreath

A festive Choux Pastry and Mousseline cream decorative dessert

  • 55 min
    Prep: 30 m / Cook: 25 m
  • 6 serves
  • skilled


  • MAURI Choux Pastry Mix
  • Water
  • Canola Oil
  • Cold water
  • Unsalted butter (softened)
  • Vanilla essence

This recipe has been provided by the team at Mauri.



  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Using a beater, blend together on low speed for 1 minute. Scrape down.
  3. Mix on medium speed for 5 minutes, then remove mixture from bowl.
  4. Using a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle, pipe large 25cm rings onto a baking tray lined with non stick baking paper.
  5. Lightly sprinkle the tops of each choux ring with flaked almonds.
  6. Bake at 180°C for 25 minutes. The finished choux should be golden and crisp.


  1. Add cold tap water and RAP or Creamy Instant Custard Mix to bowl.
  2. Blend on low speed for 1 minute and scrape down.
  3. With a whisk, mix for 5 minutes on high speed.
  4. Leave to stand for 10–15 minutes prior to use.
  5. In another bowl whisk on high speed the softened butter until it is light and airy.
  6. Gradually add the custard to the whipped butter little by little. In between adding the custard, whip the mixture to combine on medium speed.
  7. Once all the custard and butter has been combined, finish whisking the mixture on top speed until firm peaks appear. Note: Once made-up the product can be kept at 4°C (refrigerator temperature) for up to 4 days, provided good sanitation and handling practices occur.


  1. Using a serrated knife cut the Paris Brest (choux ring) in half.
  2. Using a piping bag fitted with a star nozzle, pipe in a decorative pattern the mousseline mixture around the bottom half of the Paris Brest ring.
  3. With a selection of fresh berries, delicately place small pieces on top of the mousseline cream.
  4. Finish by placing the top choux ring over of fruit and finish with a light dusting of icing sugar.