Easy dessert – Millefeuille and Custard recipe

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Easy dessert – Millefeuille and Custard recipe

I like the Millefeuille  pastry because it is one of the easiest, yummiest and you only need cheap and simple ingredients.  Who said that to make a delicious and beautiful dessert you need expensive ingredients, well this dessert definitely doesn’t. I would recommend making it for a  very special occasion, birthday party or a dinner date, I am sure you will get a lot of compliments. I tried to make a healthier custard  recipe version by replacing the double cream with the plain milk (it worked really well).

To make this beautiful and easy dessert you will need:

375 gr Puff pastry dough

Custard Recipe:
500 ml milk

3 Egg yolks

130 gr of sugar

60 gr of plain flour

½ lemon zest

1/2 lemon juice

10 Strawberries

Blueberries

Icing sugar to decorate

 

The preparation:

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First, heat the milk with the lemon zest on a pan ( on slow heat)  but make sure not to boil it, meanwhile on another sauce pan put the egg yolks,the sugar, the flour and mix together with a whisk until you have a creamy texture ( if the mixture is too dry you can add a little bit of milk).

When the milk is warm,  slowly add  the rest of the milk to the creamy texture and place the sauce on the heat (medium-low)  and continue whisking until everything boils, once it reaches the boiling point continue to cook and whisk for another 2 minutes and after turn the heat off and continue whisking until the consistency is creamy and similar to that of the custard. After that put the custard on a container or bowl covering it with a cling film and let it rest (please make sure to put a cling film touching the top of the custard this way the custard top won’t become dry).

Cut the strawberries  into thin slices and sprinkle them with a bit of sugar and a bit of lemon juice and set apart.

Preheat the oven to 375 F/190 C /gas mark 5 .

Take the puff pastry out of the fridge and make sure to roll it out into elongated rectangle and with a sharp knife cut the dough into three equally sized pieces. Transfer the dough into a baking pan with a baking paper on and pierce the dough with a fork (so that it doesn’t puff a lot while baking :)). Then bake for about 10-15 minutes or until the dough is golden brown or slightly golden brown. Then transfer the dough to a kitchen grid to cool completely.
Now here comes the fun part!!!
Now you should have everything at hand: the rectangular puff pastries, the custard and the strawberries. Now, don’t worry if the edges aren’t equal  as you can trim the edges at this stage to have a uniform look. (Don’t put away the scraps as you will need them later.)
After that, start by distributing the half of the custard and some slices of strawberries on one of the puff baked pastry. Place the other part of the custard and slices of strawberries on the second baked puff pastry and gently press the layers so that they adhere to the cream below, then add the third layer of baked puff pastry,sprinkle with icing sugar and add some final slices of strawberry ad blueberry as a decoration.
Useful tip: To make the Mille Feuille look prettier put some custard on the sides, smash the scrap pieces of baked puff pastry you cut before into pieces and attach them to the sides of the dessert to hide any imperfections.
Allow to chill on the fridge for about 2 hours before serving.

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I really hope you will like this recipe which I am really proud of because whenever I pass by a bakery or sweet shop and I look at the beautiful cakes and desserts inside, I usually think:  I am never going to make one similar. Well, today I made one, on  my kitchen with simple ingredients and a “huge sprinkle of satisfaction”.

Carpe diem,

Alice

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77 comments

  1. Looks fabulous Alice! Well done!😊

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    1. Thank you Farianti, I am really proud of it as I find desserts quite challenging! 🙂
      Hugs, XXX
      Alice

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      1. I can feel your happiness from the post! So happy for you! 😊xx

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      2. Lol, thank you so much!!!
        XXX

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  2. This looks so delicious! I struggle with baking but this recipe doesn’t seem too bad. Maybe I’ll try it out sometime! 🙂 need to wait till there’s a party though otherwise I’ll just eat it all…which isn’t good right?

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    1. Lol, thank you EllaMay for the nice words! Please try it I am sure you will like it as much as I do. Well, I hope “fingers crossed” 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  3. Yummm!!! That looks so very good!

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    1. Thank you so much pennross! I really appreciate your comment!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  4. Looks amazing!

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    1. Thank you Joanna for the kind words! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  5. Looks perfect!!! Such a beautiful dessert:)

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    1. Thank you for the lovely words! I like it very much,too!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  6. so pretty! I am with you….desserts are my challenge as well….nice work!

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    1. Thank you for the nice words! I hope you will like it in case you try to make it! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  7. Wow. It really looks so good. Nice tip on saving the scraps and putting them to good use. Thanks for sharing the recipe! 🙂

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    1. You are very welcome and thanks to you for your kind words! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  8. This looks nothing short of awesome! WOW!

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    1. Thank you so much for the very nice comment, it is good to share your interests with like minded people. 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  9. I’m again mouthwateriiiiiiiing 😛

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    1. Lol, thank you so much Niko, hope you get the chance to try it, I am sure you will like it! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. Yes, I definitely would like it 😛
        Call me Niko Gluttony 🙂 I love desserts

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      2. Lol, 🙂

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      3. 😉

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  10. Looks so good Alice!

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    1. Thank you Lori for the nice comment! I really appreciate and hope you try it, I am sure you will find it very interesting! 🙂

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  11. yummy one 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much Veda!
      🙂

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      1. 🙂

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  12. This looks amazing! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much surnameisrael for the kind words! I really appreciate!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. You are very welcome Alice! Blessings! 🙂

        -SurnameISRAEL

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  13. Looks beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much Nika Joon for the nice words! 🙂

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  14. Simply divine x

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    1. Thank you so much Dimple@shivaaydelights for your kindest words!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  15. This looks lovely and a great way to make it. Definitely want to try it.

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    1. Thank you Charisma for the very nice words. Please do try it, I am sure you will like it a lot. ” I hope” 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  16. cheapandlazybeauty · · Reply

    I have nominated you for a Liebster award because your blog is beautiful and it makes me hungry everytime I read it! http://cheapandlazybeauty.wordpress.com/2014/05/28/liebster-award/

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  17. Yummm!! Looks delicious! 🙂

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    1. Thank you amcarmen for the nice words, I really liked it,too.
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  18. bec {daisy and the fox} · · Reply

    this looks like such a beautiful dessert!
    i’ve only had a millefeuille once or twice and never made it at home – but this looks so delicious i think i gotta give it a go! 🙂

    thanks for the recipe!

    Daisy and the Fox

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    1. Thank you very much for the lovely words, hope you try it, I am sure you will like as much as I do!
      Best wishes,
      Aice

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  19. Looks very tasty and delicious 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for the nice comment, me and my husband loved it because it is simple to make and delicious. 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Aluce

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  20. Sounds yummy… I want one…

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely words! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  21. thediningroombr · · Reply

    Hmm… that looks great!

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely words! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  22. Kendall Hall · · Reply

    This looks incredible. I bet it tastes even better. I love custards. Well done!

    – Kendall

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    1. Thank you so much Kendall for the very nice comment and visiting the blog! I really hope you will try the recipe and like it. Fingers crossed 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  23. Mmmmmmm……….. 🙂

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    1. Thank youuuuuuu! 🙂

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  24. You make me long for a dessert. This looks delicious!

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    1. Thank you so much Liz for the very nice words. I hope you will try it! 🙂

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  25. This looks simple and amazing!!!! I love lemon and any kind of fruit really. 🙂 Thanks so very much for sharing!

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    1. Thanks to you for the very kind words, I really hope you will try it, it is easy and requires few ingredients. 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  26. Looks yummy!

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    1. Thank you very much, I hope you will try the recipe 🙂

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  27. This looks absolutely delicious!

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    1. Thank you so much for the very nice comment richerlusher. I really do appreciate! 🙂

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  28. Nate - Chivalrous Cooking · · Reply

    This looks really good

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    1. Thank you very much, I am happy you like it! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  29. Oh my! This looks so yummy! You hve beautiful food pictures that are worth drooling for on your blog.

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    1. Thank you so much for the very nice words, I really do appreciate. It is good to share your interests with like minded people. Thank you again.
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  30. This looks so delicious and very pretty. How many slices would this make, and is it easy to cut into portions without the custard oozing out?

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and the nice words! I think this could easily make 6 slices and the fact that it stays in the fridge for nearly two hours makes the cutting easier! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  31. This looks really good! Plus I like the touch of the berries – alway since – especially as the weather gets nicer.

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    1. I love the berries too, they really make the difference sometimes! 🙂

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  32. Yum! Looks delicious!!!

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    1. Thank you very very much 🙂

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  33. This looks so good! This is one of my favourite desserts but I’ve never tried making it. I might give it a go. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so much Stephanie for the very nice words. I really hope you will like it as much as I do!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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    My very best wishes to you!!! Inese

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  35. Mmmm! This looks super quick and easy, but like I could whip it up for a dinner party and my friends would all be very impressed! Do you have to use lemons, or could you use some other citrus and pair it with something else, like orange zest and a chocolate ganache in place of the lemon and strawberries?

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    1. Thank you very much Sam for stopping by and the very nice comment! I really love the idea of adding orange zest and chocolate ganache to it, I think the dessert would look amazing and be delicious! (I really need to try this version now!) Orange and chocolate is a perfect combination!!!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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