Sunday, 11 January 2015

Mille-Feuille with Cranberry sauce

Occasionally I would baked some fruity pastry using store bought puff pastry for a quick fix for dessert or tea snacks. But I've not attempted Mille Feuille, most commonly referred as Napoleans. The puff pastry dough which when baked, rises into thousands upon thousands of layers of flaky, buttery pastry. Once cooled the layers are then spread with Pastry Cream. Some people may use Whipped Cream or Jam, or a combination of the two with some fresh fruits (according to some info provided in the website)

So, here's my first attempt in this French pastry together with all the pretty ladies in this 'Bake-Along theme Mille Feuille'


Mille Feuille with Homemade Cranberry Sauce (Bake-Along #73)

Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet)
Refer to source : m.puffpastry
Below my slightly modified version.

Heat the oven to 180°C.
Unfold the pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface.
Cut the pastry sheet into cookie cutter of your choice.
Place the cut out pastry onto a baking sheet.
I didn't thaw the pastry sheet. About 1 - 2 minutes after taken out from the freezer, I cut the pastry sheet with cookie cutter as I find it easier to handle. I used a 9cm diameter cookie cutter, made 5 rounds in 1 pastry sheet.

Bake for 15 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown.  Remove the pastries from the baking sheet and let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.  Split the pastries into 2 layers.

I've left with half the pack of fresh cranberries from last Christmas. Decided to make some cranberry sauce for these pastry filling and other tarts.

Recipe source : My Baking Addiction
Below my slight modification made.
Cranberry sauce 
50g granulated sugar
50g light brown sugar
90ml water
90ml orange juice
250g fresh cranberries
1 tablespoon Grand Marnier

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugars, water and orange juice.
Stir continuously until sugars are dissolved. Add in the cranberries.
Cook until the cranberries start to pop (about 10 minutes), stir constantly. Remove from heat, stir in Grand Marnier and place sauce in a bowl. Cranberry sauce will thicken as it cools.

Whipped cream 
250ml heavy cream
1.5 tablespoons caster sugar

Whisk the heavy cream and caster sugar with an electric mixer till stiff peak.

To assemble :
Some strawberries - thinly sliced

Top 1 layer with a heaped teaspoon of cranberry sauce, then a teaspoon of whipped cream.

Cover with another puff pastry layer. Spread 1.5 teaspoon of whipped cream. Place some sliced strawberries on the whipped cream.

Cover with the 3rd puff pastry and gently press it.
To serve, dust with some icing sugar and serve with some strawberries ^-^!

Enjoying my afternoon break
... this delicate French pastry

Yummy .. ! Love this tangy creamy
sweet pastry !

Ha ha ! .. I gave this plate of Mille Feuille a good 2 minutes of hard stare ... cos I don't know if I should use a pair of knife and fork to eat this.  Ha ha ! ... use my fingers, of course ! Very flaky. .. and the fillings oozed out with every bite ! Yummy-licious ^-^!

I'm submitting this post to
Bake-Along #73 - Theme : Mille Feuille
Hosted by LenaJoyce and Zoe


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Joyce. But eating this pastry can't be graceful using fingers ... hee hee... rather messy ^-^!

  2. Hi Karen, i haven't attempt to make mille feuille before. I should bring my mousse cake to exchange with your yummy mille feuille, haha ...

    1. Hi Esther, thanks for the suggestion :D ... share share ya !

  3. Hi Karen,
    I like your pretty shaped mille fueille! Baking the pastry first, then separated into two layers, makes it all the more easy! Great idea! Your homemade cranberry sauce sounds so yummy!

    1. Hee ... hee ! Thanks Joyce. Glad it turned out well :D

  4. What a lovely mille feuille, especially with your homemade cranberry sauce!!

  5. I believe the cranberry sauce taste amazing :)

  6. HI Karen, this is yummmilicious good! I would also eat it using my fingers though messy but sure enjoy it more than using a fork and knife...hehe!

  7. Hi Karen, I like that you shaped the mille feuille. The cranberry sauce looks delicious!

  8. Hi Karen, The looked so yummy with the cranberry sauce.

  9. Hi Karen,

    Love the tangy and buttery combination of your mille feuille. They look cute too being in flowery shapes :D


  10. How lovely to be able to enjoy that delicious mille feuille…I only took pics of mine and then both pieces were devoured by my son!

  11. Oh your mille feuille is so pretty!

  12. We love mille feuille too.... such a pretty delicious dessert!

  13. just eat it with our hands...messy is allowed!! LOL! when i first saw the pic of mille feuille, it made me smile ..thinks that's cute :)

  14. Hi Karen, this looks so elegant, I bet this taste delicious!

  15. This looks delicious! I love the cranberry sauce with it, too.


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