Strawberry Mille Feuille Cake

Please note that EsmeSalon may have a financial relationship with some of the vendors we mention in this post which means we may get compensated financially or in kind, at no extra cost to you if you make a purchase through any link in this post. Please refer to our Affiliate Disclosure and Privacy Policy should you require any additional information.

Please Spread the love!
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Strawberry Mille Feuille Cake  Tried Tested

Mille Feuille is a french dessert means a thousand of leaves refer to number of layers in dough.

Ingredients
For puff pastry
222g/8oz plain flour
1/2tsp salt
250g/9oz unsalted butter cold but not rock hard
150ml ice cold water

Sift the flour and salt into large bowl then put the bowl into fridge for a few minutes to chill (keeping the bowl cold will help you to get better result and create nice layer of pastry.
Meanwhile cut the butter into small cubes
Using round bladed knife, stir the butter into the bowl until each piece is well coated with flour.
Pour in water, then working working quickly , using the knife or scrapper bring everything together to rough dough.
Gather the dough into the bowl using one hand then turn flat sausage without kneading, wrap in clingfilm chill in fridge for 15 minutes.
Lightly flour the work surface and roll out the pastry in one direction until it is bout 1cm thick and 3 times as long as it is wide about 45x15cm/18x6in straighten up sides with your hands now and again and try to keep he top and bottom edge as square as possible.
Fold the bottom third of the pastry up,then the third down, to make a block about 15x15cm 16x6in . It doesnt matter if the pastry isnt exactly the right size the important is corner are nice as square as possible.
Turn the dough so that the open edge is facing to the right,look like page of book, press the edges of pastry again repeating this four times in all to make smooth dough, with buttery streak here and there, if the pastry feels at any point or starts springback when as you roll then cover for 10 minutes before continuing.
Chill the finish pastry for bout an hour ideally overnight before use.

For strawberry and white chocolate mille feuille
Plain flour
3 tbsp castor sugar
Double cream
Vanilla pod
600g strawberries
Small bunch of basil ,leaves picked with few smaller
Zest of lemon
Good quality white chocolate

Scatter more castor sugar over puff pastry and covered with another baking parchment,lay another baking sheet on top bake for 12 to 13 minutes.or until pastry crisp and golden set aside.

To make filling
Tip cream into bowl,with 3tbsp of sugar and vanilla pod/seeds lightly whisk cream just hold it to shape andcst aside . Hull the quarter of strawberries and set aside a few for salad.then cut into 3 or 4 chunks finely shred the basil then fold through the cream
With chopped strawberries and lemon zest then cill in the fridge if needed.
When the pastry is cooled completely trim the edges to form a neat 28x30cm rectangle cut into 3 rectangles to get them precisely the same size , cut one then lay it on the rest of pastry and use as guide to next rectangle then repeat.
To assemble the mille feuille , lay down on rectangle of pastry and half of cream and strawberry mixed flatten the back of spoon , place second rectangle on top gently press down. Finely grate over the white chocolate and top with remaining cream mix, place final layer of pastry press down gently so that filling just start to bulge over edges. Served enjoy

Prepared, posted, tried and tested by All joy’s lovely cooking

  • Make tomorrow more amazing than today!
  • Just believe in yourself and dream big.
  • Do not give up on your hopes. Take care always.
 

COPYRIGHT STATEMENT

I, Esme Slabbert, am the author and creator of this site, EsmeSalon. It is unlawful to re-use any content from this blog, without my written permission. Please contact me should you wish to discuss it further.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

My goal is to provide the best homemade recipes that are healthy for all families to enjoy. I also endeavor to showcase and share other bloggers and promote them on my Blog.    You will also find Resources and Courses and Services for Bloggers which I promote from time to time. 

Leave a Comment

Get More Exclusive Content sent directly by me to your Inbox

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

Please check your email inbox and confirm your subscription. Thank you, EsmeSalon