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No. 277: mille-feuille

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It seems like it has been awhile since I did a post on food, but I was reminded yesterday evening when I attended a dessert party (so much for the ole regime, encore), of the sometimes underrated mille-feuille, or thousand leaves pastry.

Also know as the Napoleon, it consists of two layers of crème pâtissière sandwiched between three layers of pâte feuilletée traditionally glazed with a white icing and chocolate stripes. The even more delicious versions are filled with whipped cream and/or jam and lightly dusted with confectioner’s sugar or cocoa, or both.

If you are lucky enough to live in France, comme moi, there is no need to ever attempt to make a mille-feuille chez vous, but for those of you who don’t live in France, here is a très instructive recipe video (complete with happy French café music and crackling puff pastry sounds), so you can taste this yummy French dessert at your house.

 

Vocabulaire

chez vous: at your house

comme moi: like me

crème pâtissière: pastry creme

pâte feuilletée: puff pastry

 

7 Comments Post a comment
  1. Sarah Larson #

    OK, now I’m really hungry! Do you know the history of naming this pastry a Napoleon?

    June 14, 2014
  2. That looks GORGEOUS. I might have to do a sort of gluten-free version all my own!!🙂

    June 15, 2014
  3. Great recipe, but living here is greater🙂 – quelle chance!

    June 15, 2014
  4. Great recipe, gonna bake this next time🙂

    June 15, 2014

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