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!
The recipes Suz provided us with for both the puff pastry and the pastry cream were awesome. I’ve made pastry cream before, but enjoyed this recipe better. As far as the puff pastry goes, I did NOT need to know that it was this easy. I expected a day of labour, like when we made croissants last September, but it was ready to use or freeze within about 2 hours, about 15 minutes of that actual hands on time.
Sadly, I didn’t get any step by step photos of the pastry cream or the puff pastry and these recipes are so great I have to share them with you, so I’m going to give them separate posts over the coming month… having homemade, butter puff pastry ready in the freezer is going to be fantastic over the holidays.
Luckily we had a family dinner to attend last night, so the Mille Feuille had a good home and it didn’t sit in the fridge tempting me… it was simply decadent.
I’ve said it before, if you enjoy baking you should become a Daring Baker, you don’t even have to have a blog to do so, just a love for trying something new and daring.
Normally I end my posts with ‘Enjoy’ but since I haven’t actually left any recipes, that would be a bit cruel. Instead, I’ll leave you with a…
Have a great weekend!