Daring Bakers, October: Mille-Feuille



Our October 2012 Daring Bakers' challenge was hosted by Suz of Serenely Full. Suz challenged us to not only tackle buttery and flaky puff pastry, but then take it step further and create a sinfully delicious Mille Feuille dessert with it!

Daring Bakers, October: Mille-Feuille
I filled my mille-feuille with white chocolate pastry cream and topped it with white chocolate shavings.

I love making puff pastry, even if it can be an epic, day-long undertaking. Make the dough, rest and let it rise, roll it out, stuff it with butter, fold it up, roll it out, fold it up, rest it longer, roll it out, fold it up, roll it out, fold it up, rest it longer, another round of rolling and folding, then shaping, another rise, then it's done. Luckily, this wasn't a yeasted dough so there wasn't as much rising involved, but it still took several hours to put together. Which brings the bummer home that I burned two of the three leaves of my mille-feuille:
Daring Bakers, October: Mille-Feuille

Daring Bakers, October: Mille-Feuille
Ah well. I just cut my remaining leaf into three squares and made a single piece of mille-feuille.

Daring Bakers, October: Mille-Feuille
At least what I was left with was a flaky, buttery serving that was enough to split between me and my little family. =) It was delicious!

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Comments

Renata said…
So sorry about your burnt pastry, but you still managed to salvage a little one that looks amazing! That previous one you made was gorgeous too!
Suz said…
I'm so sorry about your burnt pastry, Julie, but I'm glad that you were able to save one layer and create a small but beautiful white choc mille feuille. The pastry cream sounds/looks heavenly! And your pumpkin butterscotch creation from earlier in the month is a triumph. Thanks for joining in! :)
Gingered Whisk said…
There is nothing more frustrating that spending all day working on something only to burn it at the last moment! I'm glad you were able to save a small part, though, because your Napoleon turned out beautifully! What a great treat to share with your family! :)
Gah, I feel you on the burnt pastry - my oven is terrible for burning things! Your little mille feuille looks beautiful though - so dainty - and I bet the white chocolate pastry cream was delicious.
Ruth H. said…
Great job making a beautiful mille feuille in the face of a burnt frustration! White chocolate cream sounds fantastic... I am so glad that you were able to have some success, and that you were able to play along this month!
I'm so sorry about your burnt pastry, but I'm glad that you were able to save one layer and it looks amazing and I love white chocolate pastry cream
crumbsoflove said…
Burnt pastry is in all of our disaster closets! But like a good chef, you moved on and worked with what you had. Bravo
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