Apple Mille-Feuille

RECIPE: I know this isn’t really a mille-feuille because for starters it only has two layers of pastry, but work with me here! I had a small piece of leftover home-made traditional puff pastry (I’d made sausage rolls) and several apples, and my husband likes custard, so this is what developed. I added candied apple…

Boeuf Bourguignon Pie

RECIPE: I used Felder’s recipe for Quick Puff Pastry, also known as Rough Puff. I used his ingredients and method for the first steps to the cooling of the pastry ball in the fridge. When I rolled it out, I added extra lamination, by cutting about 80-100g of butter into 5mm thick slices and folding…

Napoleons

RECIPE: Three recipes are used to make up Napoleons. I have described how I went with making the puff pastry dough in my post on pork and fennel sausage rolls. I made no changes to Felder’s recipe for crème pâtissiére, and also followed Julia Child’s recipe for Napoleons with no alterations. COMPONENTS: When making the puff…

Apple Galette and Custard Puff

RECIPE: I used the puff pastry as described in my post on pork and fennel sausage rolls. I made a big batch so I could try a few recipes. I used the crème pâtissiére recipe from Patisserie again. The apple galette recipe wasn’t modified, however I did only make a quarter quantity ie. one apple’s worth….

Pork and fennel sausage rolls

RECIPES: The Julia Child recipe was great, with lots of detailed instructions. The Bourke Street Bakery recipe was also easy to follow, but it was a bit hard to judge how much puff pastry I needed because I hadn’t used their base recipe. Neither recipe provided guidance on how thick to roll the pastry. I…