Chocolate Mille Feuille

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Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Lickerland: Asian-Accented Desserts

Lickerland

By Jason Licker

Published 2016

  • About

Mille feuille is a classic French pastry that usually has three layers of puff pastry sandwiching two layers of pastry cream. When I think of mille feuille, I think of the great Pierre Hermé. During my first trip to Paris in 2000, I had a chance to experience his pastry and his feuilles rocked my world. It was the greatest pastry I’d ever eaten and inspired many variations of my own over the years. For this recipe, I wanted to create a unique identity with multiple textures that do not involve puff pastry. Chocolate and praline are the anchors of the dish with a tart and acidic raspberry fluid gel to rein in the sweetness. Capture the crispy, crunchy and creamy layers in every bite and you have achieved mille feuille magic.