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French Vanilla Slices (Mille-feuilles)

French Vanilla Slices (Mille-feuilles)

  • Prep

    30 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
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French Vanilla Slices are called 'Mille-feuilles' and are made with puff pastry sandwiched together with jam, cream, or confectioners' custard. They can be dusted with confectioners' sugar or iced with a glaze icing. For coffee-flavored custard, omit the vanilla, and add strong coffee essence to taste just before use. For orange-flavored custard, infuse the zest of an orange in the milk.

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  • Calories:
  • 753 kcal
  • 38%
  • Fat:
  • 39.6 g
  • 61%
  • Carbs:
  • 88.4g
  • 29%
  • Protein:
  • 11.5 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 159 mg
  • 53%
  • Sodium:
  • 315 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, heat milk until small bubbles form. Drop in the vanilla pod, remove saucepan from heat, and set aside to cool until just warm. In a medium saucepan, stir together the flour, sugar, salt, and egg yolks. Beat for a moment, then gradually whisk in warm milk. Simmer over medium-low heat until the custard thickens, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon to prevent sticking. Transfer custard to a bowl, and allow to cool, stirring from time to time.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out the puff pastry into a single sheet about 1/2 inch thick; it should be the same size as a 17x14 inch baking sheet. Place the pastry onto the baking sheet, and prick all over with a fork.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 28 minutes. Remove from oven, and cool pastry on the baking sheet.
  4. When the pastry has cooled completely, transfer it from the baking sheet to a hard surface, and cut lengthwise into three 4 to 5 inches wide strips. Spread one strip thickly with custard. Place a second strip directly over the first; spread the top evenly with jam. Cover with the third strip, and dust with confectioners' sugar. With a very sharp knife, cut into 8 rectangular portions.
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Lydia
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Lydia

10/6/2005

I saw another mille feuille online which calls for lesser plain flour, I reduced the plain flour to 4 tbsp. I used only 2 sheets of frozen pastry and it took only 10-12mins to bake. My advise is to cut it into serving size before dusting the sugar. Overall, it was presentable and taste yummy and worth a try.

Josephinebat10
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Josephinebat10

1/12/2009

I have made similar to this recipe for years now, but I precut the pastry before baking to a uniform size.This prevents breakage of pastry and the under-side is flatter which makes stacking easier.I also use less flour in the custard.Hope this helps others with assembling and presentation.

GOOEYDUDE89
14

GOOEYDUDE89

3/24/2005

This is one of my favorite deserts. I am from Canada, and a lot of my relatives make these when we go there. Good job!

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