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!
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:
Ah well. I just cut my remaining leaf into three squares and made a single piece of 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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