Our October 2012 Daring Bakers' Challenge was hosted by Suz of Serenely Full. Suz challenged us to not only tackle buttery and flaky puff pastry, but then take it a step further and create a sinfully delicious Mille Feuille dessert with it!
While I have made traditional Mille Feuilles (or Napoleons) many times, I had always used frozen puff pastry in the past. I found that making the pastry from scratch was very easy, although I probably would not do it again due to how time consuming the process was. I chose to fill my Mille Feuille with pastry cream and blackberries, and top it with confectioners sugar. The combination of flavors was delicious, and the creamy filling contrasted perfectly with the flaky pastry. Because the recipe involves so many steps, I would recommend using frozen puff pastry, but I have included the link to the Daring Bakers' Challenge.
|Layering the butter into the pastry dough|
|Folding the pastry.|
|Layering the baked pastry with cream and berries.|
Recipe available at http://www.thedaringkitchen.com/recipe/layering-mille-feuillenapoleon
Posted by Jennifer