Our October 2012 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Suz of Serenely Full. Suz challenged us to not only tackle buttery and flaky puff pastry, but then take it step further and create a sinfully delicious Mille Feuille dessert with it!
This was a tricky challenge for me, relying heavily on presentation and patience, neither of which are my strong points. The first attempt was very tasty, but as I didn’t let it chill for long enough before cutting, it collapsed and needed to be eaten with a spoon! The second attempt stayed together much better and was delicious.
I made a traditional Mille Feuille with Creme Patiessere filling.
The puff pastry was really fun to make, although perhaps could have stayed in the oven a little longer for a crisper finish. My feathering on top also needs a little work, and next time I would assemble right before serving so the pastry stayed a bit crisper. However, it was delicious! Great challenge!