I am two days late, I know.
Actually I was out of town for the weekend, so I am posting today...
This month's challenge was hosted by Suz from Serenely Full .
We had to make our own puff pastry and a mille-feuille or napoleon.
Well, that was a first for me! Never made puff pastry before and I can't say that I want to make it again... Sorry, my fellow Bakers, but I wasn't very happy with the end result of my puff pastry, even though my Napoleon was very tasty.
The pastry cream, on the other hand, was so good, I ended up licking the bowl!
I made a Napoleon for G's birthday celebration and our friends really liked it. The taste is very ellegant!
What I would change is this:
- I will buy fresh ready made puff pastry
- I will not use chocolate for the topping.
Let me explain what I mean by that...
I melted bitter chocolate alone and decorated the top of my dessert. When I tried to cut slices, the chocolate was hard (naturally), pressuring the Napoleon, making the cutting difficult and resulting in not so pretty slices. Next time, I will add some butter or cream in the chocolate, so that it is soft!
Thank you Suz!