What is a napoleon pastry?
The napoleon is a pastry made of many layers of puff pastry with filling alternating the layers. The topping may be simply powdered sugar, or a layer of fondant, often with strings of chocolate drawn into a chevron design.
Traditionally, a mille-feuille (french pronunciation for “thousand sheets”) is made up of three layers of puff pastry (pâte feuilletée), alternating with two layers of pastry cream (crème pâtissière). The top pastry layer is also layered with cream and chocolate drizzle, and sometimes cocoa, pastry crumbs, or sliced almonds. Alternatively, the top is glazed with icing or fondant in alternating white (icing) and brown (chocolate) stripes, and combed.
It’s light and fluffy and full of yumminess. A must-try and crowd favorite at any dinner party or special celebration!