For this Valentine’s Day, I decided to make Strawberry Mille-feuille. The fluffy and crispy puffs goes well with vanilla bean pastry cream and fresh sliced strawberries!!
I made the Vanilla Bean Pastry Cream ahead of time and used the short cut method to make the puff pastry. This recipe requires a lot of chilling, so it can take about 2 total hours to make.
130 grams all-purpose flour
2 grams salt
105 grams cold butter cut into cubes
65 grams cold water
Vanilla Bean Pastry Cream (my recipe)
Fresh Strawberries or Rasberries
Powdered Sugar to dust
Things You Might Need
2.5″ or 3″ Round Cookie Cutter
Makes about 3 to 4 servings
Cooking Instructions: *click picture to enlarge*
Step 1: Make the Vanilla Bean Pastry Cream and refrigerate.
Step 2: Put all the puff pastry ingredients except for water into a food processor. Process until well blended. Remove the ingredients from the food processor and mix with cold water until you have a smooth dough. Wrap and chill about 10 to 20 minutes.
Step 3: Flour the counter and roll out the dough. Give it a tri-fold and wrap and chill about 20 minutes. Give a quarter turn and repeat this process (giving tri-folds) 2 to 3 more times. After the final turning and folding, chill another 20 minutes.
Step 4: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Roll the dough out thinly (about 3mm thin) into a large rectangle. Poke holes all over the dough with a fork. Then cut out 2.5″ or 3″ circles with a Round Cookie Cutter. Chill the cut out dough for about 10 minutes before baking.
Step 5: Bake for about 10 minutes and add a pan on top of the dough to prevent them from puffing up too much. Then continue baking for about 8 to 10 minutes.
Step 6: Let the puffs cool completely. Then add fresh Vanilla Bean Pastry Cream and sliced strawberries. Dust with powdered sugar and enjoy!
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