The gorgeous Maria Goretti whips up a special gourmet surprise this Womens Day exclusively for India Food Network

Maria Goretti debuts on India's first digital HD food channel- India Food Network
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Mumbai, India ( March 6, 2013 - Mumbai, 8th March 2013 : India Food Network, India's first full HD food network and a complete guide to simple and delicious home cooking celebrates International Women's Day on 8th March ,2013 with the very gorgeous, talented and yummy mummy Maria Goretti, displaying her culinary skills for the first time ever on camera. The India Food Network and culinary diva Maria Goretti, salute every woman for the demanding roles she plays in each realm of life- the role of a daughter, wife and mother, with undivided attention and unconditional love - with a special gourmet dessert crafted by Maria exclusively for the IFN audience!!

The popular VJ and TV anchor Maria Goretti makes her debut on the India Food Network, paying an ode to all the women around the world, with a delicious French Pastry- 'Paris Brest' to celebrate this day. Surprise that special woman in your life with the decadent scrumptious goodness of the Paris Brest, topped with almonds, hazelnuts and whipped cream or a generous layer of chocolate ganache- as incredible and divine as the Woman in your life!

The ingredients of the " Paris Brest' reflects and sums up the innumerable moods of a woman- the tangy sweetness of strawberries, warm and fuzzy chocolate, the nutty rich flavor of the almonds and hazelnuts- the coming together of so many flavors and aromas to create that one perfect dessert!!
Make the day memorable by saying "Thank You" with a delightful Paris Brest and let the woman in your life cherish the day forever with every bite of this heavenly delight! Catch the recipe ONLY on Indiafoodnetwork ( as Maria Goretti dons the chefs hat and sweeps you off the floor with this lip smacking Paris Brest!

Recipe of 'Paris Brest' by Maria Goretti


For the pastry:
85g all purpose flour
85g unsalted butter
½ cup water
½ cup milk
4 eggs
Toppings (Kiddies version- chocolate ganache, strawberries & whipped cream)
200g cooking chocolate
125 ml cream
½ cup whipping cream
A big bowl of strawberries
Toppings (Adult's version- Hazelnut praline & whipped cream)
1 cup hazelnuts (toasted at 175 degrees for 10 min)
¼ cup almond flakes (toasted at 175 degrees for 5-8 min)
Caramel from 1 cup sugar

* For the Praline, pour caramel over the toasted nuts and blend in a mixer
* For the pastry: Put the butter in a non-stick pan
* Add ½ cup water
* Add ½ cup milk
* Boil on a medium flame
* Take the pot off the flame and add the all-purpose flour while stirring continuously
* Once well mixed, cook the batter for 5 min, stirring continuously
* Knead the batter well
* Once the batter is cool, start adding the whipped eggs, ½ an egg at a time

Tip - The batter should meld into a nice gooey consistency that stretches but doesn't break
* Put the batter into a piping bag with a ½ inch nozzle at the end
* Take a baking tray lined with silicon paper
* Draw 2 circles using your baking rings as a guide
* Trace out 2 touching, concentric circles inside your mark
* Pipe another circle in between the 2 circles of batter
* Repeat the process for the second pastry
* Brush the batter with milk
* Top with almond flakes
Tip - Place the rings around the circles of batter to help them retain shape as they rise
Bake at 200 degrees for 20 min and then at 175 degrees for 30 min
* Once the pastry has cooled, slice them into halves with a serrated knife
* Smear the inside of one pastry with hazelnut praline
* Onto this layer pipe, on roses of whipped cream
* On the other pastry smear chocolate ganache
* Pipe on whipped cream roses
* Top off with a generous dose of strawberries
* Place the top halves of the pastry back on
* Shower with powdered sugar
Your Paris-Brest Pastry is ready to serve!

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