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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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


1/2 stick butter
1 tsp salt


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


  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!

    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...