Mille Feuille. A custard slice. Pastry of 1000 sheets.
Yes, 1000 sheets.
Once upon a time, there was a girl.
The closest this girl ever came to puff pastry was the kind that came out of a box.
And the closest she came to pastry cream was instant pudding.
But over time, she learned how to make the puff pastry using flour and butter. No box required.
And she learned how to make pastry cream - and could pronounce every ingredient that went into it.
One day, she would learn how to combine them and make a dessert that pleased even the fussy eaters in the house.
No process pictures were captured. Somehow, she became lost in the process.
A custard slice - layers of puff pastry, cream, topped with royal icing and chocolate striping.
Yeah. All by herself.
It may not have won awards in the looks category; but man, it sure tasted good...
And now that girl must go to bed. She's very, very tired...
This post participates in The Daring Bakers. 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! Thanks for a great challenge, Suz! The full recipe for this lovely dessert can be found in full here.