April 2, 2011

Saturday- The Napoleon Cake a.k.a Mille-feuille

This is the dessert I've been waiting for. This is it.The Napoleon Cake. It's one of the scrumptious food seen in Eat.Pray.Love and I was keen to try [eat] it since then. I love it. So did my husband. Adam? he's too young for this hehe..
the pastry cream is hiding somewhere between the layers
 DLLurpak has listed few "eat scenes" in EPL including this Napoleon cake in her post here. [psst..she's going to Italyyy soon for her gastronomic holiday!!!..buon viaggio!] 
cair kena matahari..the icing is melting..
Back on the napoleon cake, here's some info from Wiki on this dessert;


"The Mille-feuille (French pronunciation: [mil fœj], "thousand-leaf"), vanilla slice, cream slice, custard slice, also known as the Napoleon, is a pastry originating in France. The name is also written as "millefeuille" and "mille feuille. Traditionally, a Mille-feuille is made up of three layers of puff pastry (pâte feuilletée), alternating with two layers of pastry cream (crème pâtissière), but sometimes whipped cream, or jam. The top is usually glazed with icing or fondant in alternating white (icing) and brown (chocolate) strips, and combed. Alternatively the top pastry layer may be dusted with confectioner's sugar, cocoa, or pulverized nuts (e.g. roasted almonds)"

It's not that difficult to make this dessert. The steps sounds simple enough. With a store bought puff pastry, it's just a matter of whipping the pastry cream and assembling all of them together. I used From Yeast to Zest's pastry cream recipe and watched few experts assembling it on YouTube clips.  


Napoleon cake a.k.a Mille-feuille
{Recipe taken from From Yeast to Zest}
Please visit From Yeast to Zest blog for the full recipe. It's too long to paste it here hehe 
Note: 
1. If you're lazy enough to do the pastry cream, you can opt for whipped cream or jam with fruits like berries.
2. In order to get to get a nice flat top, make sure you squeeze the puff pastry between 2 baking pans while baking it... ..[refer to YouTube video above if you didn't get what I mean]


"Life is unpredictable, eat dessert first"..Have a nice weekend ;)

14 comments:

  1. wooowwww xsabar nak wat.. nak wat juga, mmg tgk resepi cam ssh tp tringin sgt nak makan... huhuu, tunggu sok br sampe pastry roll i, ha trus on dapur.. hahhaaaa

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  2. delicious looking cake like the top decoration

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  3. Salam,
    Banyak resepi menarik kat sini, nanti boleh cuba.

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  4. Mamma Olyn,

    klu buat cam custard pun boleh je, sbb rasa cam lebih kurang je..kita melayukan aje kuih nih hehe

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  5. Hazila,

    Thanks for dropping by.. ;)

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  6. RC
    Ish.... terkesima I.

    Your version looks prettier n yummierlah..

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  7. CS,

    thanks CS..I wish boleh kasi u rasa so baru tahu betul sedap ke tak hehehe keje tgn I selekeh pun, tgk la corak yg bertaburan kat atas tuh hehe

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  8. Salam,

    It looks amazing MashAllah and I love your pictures. <3

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  9. Salam,

    It looks amazing MashAllah and I love your pictures. <3

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  10. Noor,

    Thanks for dropping by ;) I love this recipe and definitely a keeper ;D

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  11. kalau aku jumpe cake ni, confirm aku beli nanti wehhh, eheheh

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  12. Mimah,

    amik gambar tau hehehehe mesti best klu tour europe ng ko..kaki makan..hehe explore food je..

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  13. i've saw this blog and i love ur blog :3

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