Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Napoleons / Mille Feuille Recipe



Flaky layers of golden puff pastry layered with a luscious rich pastry cream flavored with almond liqueur. This napoleon also known as mille-feuille recipe is easy to make and simply heavenly. Toasted almonds garnish the flaky topping making these napoleons a fantastic taste experience!

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Ingredients

Pastry Cream

4 cups milk
4 eggs
4 tbsps butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 tsp salt
8 heaping tbps flour
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp almond liqueur

Puff Pastry

2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 cup butter
1/2 cup ice water

Beurrage

1/2 stick butter
1 tsp salt

Topping

1/4 cup blanched roasted almonds
4 tbsps powdered sugar
1/4 cup additional powdered sugar
1-2 tsps unsweetened cocoa powder
some melted chocolate or chocolate drizzle (optional)

Yields 14 2 x 5 napoleons




2 comments:

  1. I saw this and actually made them. Wow,they turned out FABULOUS!! Impressed the girl I'd invited to dinner big time. Won't make a long story of it cause that's not what your blog is about,but she actually asked for some to take home with her.Thank you!

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    1. Happy to hear you and your dinner guest enjoyed them. Thanks for posting and letting me know how the recipe worked for you. I love making them, they're easy to make and a real treat especially this time of year...

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