Napoleon pastry recipe

Napoleon Pastry Recipe – Mille Feuille

Napoleon Pastry Recipe  

Happy to share another great recipe of the Napoleon Pastry / Mille Feuille . This may be the lightest and more “pretty” looking version of that famous French pastry, even though I still have a few more recipes for this classic pastry Napoleon.

Methods are pretty simple and it should turn out just perfect if you follow the steps prompt,y and have patience. I added a few details and ingredients to make this pastry slightly different from the ones you’ve seen or tried.

Hope you’ll like this version and will give it a try.

Happy baking!

Napoleon pastry recipe

Ingredients for napoleon pastry

Napoleon pastry recipe

You will need one 10”x14” ready puff pastry dough

1 tbs sugar

For the custard cream

1 cup of milk, full fat or 2% fat

2 egg yolks, at room temperature

⅓ cup granulated white sugar

2 tbs flour

2 tbs cornstarch

60 grams of unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 ½ tsp vanilla extract

1 tbs rum or cognac , optional

You will also need

⅓ cup heavy whipping cream

Powdered sugar for dusting the pastry

Napoleon pastry recipe

Directions for napoleon pastry

Napoleon pastry recipe

Start by making the custard cream , as it takes time to cool down

In a heavy bottom saucepan bring the milk to a simmer, don’t boil

While it’s being simmered, using a whisk beat the egg yolks and sugar, until slightly pale color

Add flour and cornstarch, mix until incorporated

Slowly add some of the hot milk over the egg mixture and stir to temper the mixture

Don’t add the all milk at once , add slowly and stir to combine

Transfers the milk and egg mixture back into the saucepan

Place over medium heat and cook while stirring constantly with a whisk

The mixture should thicken within 2-3 minutes, remove from the heat and continue stirring

Add the butter,vanilla extract and rum, stir until combined

Transfer the cream into another bowl

Cover with a plastic wrap and allow to cool down, be sure the plastic is stuck to the cream

Whip the heavy whipping cream until it reaches firm, stiff consistency

Gently fold it with custard cream, be sure the custard is completely cooled down

Napoleon pastry recipe

Baking the pastry dough

Preheat the oven to 400°F/ 200°C

You will need 2 baking sheets

Line the 1st baking sheet with parchment paper

Place the dough in the pan and using a fork poke the dough to prevent from overising

Place another piece of parchment paper on the dough

Cover with second baking sheet

Bake 20 minutes covered ,in between two baking sheets

Remove from the oven, sprinkle with sugar

Place it back in the oven and bake another 15 minutes uncovered

Last 2 minutes turn the oven on “low broil” mode to caramelize the sugar

Let it cool down completely

Slice into desired shape / size, I slice into 16 5”x2” rectangles

Save the pastry crumbs to top the finished pastry

Frost to your taste: using a pastry bag with star or round tip, or simply spread the cream with an offset spatula

Refer to YouTube video for more details


Napoleon pastry recipe

One Comment

  1. Hi Heghineh jan, Again thank you for sharing your yummy recipes. Where do you get your big piping bags?

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