Mille Feuille


This was my first attempt at making puff pastry. I was really intimidated by the thought of laminating dough but it turned out to be way easier than I made up in my head. It's by no means perfect but I'm satisfied with the results. I used a recipe from Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, but there were two recipes and I couldn't figure out which one to go with. I just went with the one with less butter, but I think the other one was more suitable for pastries. Next time, I guess.

The simplest thing to do with my puff pastry was to make mille feuille/napoleons. I filled it with one layer of pastry cream and one layer of whipped cream to lighten it up a little. They were certainly delicious the first time around, but after photographing and taste testing and all that I'm having a hard time just looking at the photos. I'm definitely going to take a break from sweets for a while!

Oh, and just as a side note, I did a google image search for mille feuille/napoleons but didn't come up very many good ones.  After taking these, now I know why!  It is seriously hard to take a good mille feuille photo.