Friday, January 16, 2015

Bake Along #73 Strawberry Mille-Feuille

Today I baked a French dessert with a name I do not even know how to pronounce LOL
I've eaten this before somewhere but this was the first time I prepared it in my own kitchen

Looking at the name, the impression I got was this dessert could be such a pain to prepare. But I was wrong, this is considerably simple. And it's yummy, too. Light and refreshing, a combination of sweet from the cream pastry, and tart from the strawberries, with a slight saltiness from the puff. Love it :)


 
 
First, I prepared the pastry cream filling. Recipe as follows..
 
What you need:
 
600ml fresh milk OR 200g sweet condensed milk mixed with water to reach 600ml
2 egg yolks
30g corn flour and 20g plain flour
enough sugar (only when fresh milk is used, I used 8 heaped tbsp)
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp butter
Method:
  1. Mix all ingredients except butter til smooth and even (if necessary, sift)
  2. Cook til bubbling. Add in butter and stir til glossy
  3. Let cool by covering it with cling wrap. Let the wrap touches the surface of the pastry cream with no space in between - to avoid the surface getting dry

I used store bought puff pastry, rolled it up to make it thin about 5mm, and cut into rectangles
Arrange on a lined baking tray, poke holes with fork
Cover with baking paper and another baking tray, then bake in preheated oven of 180degC for 15mins
Remove the baking tray and paper and bake again for another 15mins. Let cool
 
Assemble by placing 1 puff on a serving plate, spread pastry cream on top and arrange strawberry slices over it. Top with another puff, spread pastry cream and arrange strawberry slices, top with another puff. Before serving, dust some icing sugar over it
 
Note:
Typically mille-feuille comes with pastry cream which has a slightly runny consistency
Mine was thicker than it's supposed to be, as I prefer it that way LOL
 

 
 
 
 

3 comments:

  1. Hi Alice,
    Looks like all of us have problem pronouncing the name of this dessert! Haha! But we all enjoyed this French dessert! Looks so elegant but yet simple to make when using ready-made puff pastry! Your mille-feuille looks delicious!
    So glad to see you once again in Bake-Along! Have a great weekend!

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  2. hello alice! hope it's not too late to wish you happy new year! i guess most of us here do not really know how to pronounce the word' mille feuille' correctly..but nvr mind, at least we know how to make it..:D

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  3. Hi Alice,

    Glad that you had fun baking this beautiful French dessert! Yours with condensed milk kind of pastry cream sounds yummy :D

    Zoe

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