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Recipe: Easy Millefeuille

My first attempt of making mille-feuille, a pastry originating from France. A vanilla slice, cream slice, custard slice also known as the Napoleon. Usually made up of three layers of puff pastry and with pastry cream, or whipped cream or jam in each alternating layers.

As you may have read, a couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Sachiko, owner of Dining Story, personal chef and cooking class services. I was catching up with the family, and thought I would make them the dessert that Sachiko taught me, Mille-feuille. It wasn’t as perfect as the one she made, but it was pretty good for a first attempt.

Ingredients (for 3)

  • 1 puff pastry
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1/2 pack strawberry
  • 2 egg yolk
  • 20g flour
  • 40g sugar
  • 200ml milk
  • 1 vanilla bean (I used 2 tbsp of vanilla essence)
  • 20g cream

Method

  • pre-heat oven to 180 degrees.
  • cut the pastry in 3’s and sprinkle icing sugar on both side.
  • poke one side of the pastry with a fork and bake in the oven for about 15 mins then cool.
  • mix the sugar and egg yolks in a bowl and sift flour and mix until it’s smooth.
  • heat milk to boil and slowly add to the sugar and egg mix.
  • place the mixture of sugar, egg yolks and milk into the sauce pan and cook over medium heat until boiling, whizzing constantly.
  • when it boils, whisk it for another 30 to 60 seconds until it becomes thick.
  • remove from heat and place into a cold bowl and add the cream. Put in the fridge and let it cool for a bit.
  • slice the strawberry.
  • put the cream on the pastry, and place strawberry then put another pastry.
  • repeat above process.
  • sprinkle with icing sugar.

Not as hard as I had anticipated, flaky crispy pastry, and delicious cream.

Desserts at home will never be the same again. Thanks again Sachiko.

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  1. Lil
    September 1, 2011 at 7:37 am

    That looks very pretty and delicious!

  2. September 2, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Looks simply delicious.

  3. September 2, 2011 at 1:00 am

    Ready-rolled puff pastry helps with the time factor immensely!

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