The mille-feuille ("thousand sheets"), vanilla slice, custard slice, also known as the Napoleon, is a pastry of French origin. Traditionally, It's made up of three layers of puff pastry, alternating with two layers of pastry cream, but sometimes whipped cream, or jam are substituted. The top pastry layer is dusted with confectioner's sugar, and sometimes cocoa, or almonds. Alternatively the top is glazed in alternating white and chocolate stripes, and combed.
This recipe has MAJOR problems. Done right, it is INTENSELY delicious, but the picture you see can not be made by following their recipe. 1) it makes only about one-TENTH of the amount of the custard you need (yes, I followed the metric measurements with my digital scale and metric measuring cup), 2) 200 C is about 393 F, which BURNS your puff pastry if you cook it 10 min. Bake at 350 F for 8 min instead. 3) the custard does not thicken enough. I threw in 1.5 T cornstarch. [Vanilla slice]
Homemade Napoleon Recipe... We always get them when we are on vacation with our espresso, this will be perfect to use my new stand mixer and make some pastry treats to go along with our homemade espresso!