Like very delicate berry shortcakes, these are a perfect dessert for a dinner party— everything is ready in advance and they take only a few minutes to assemble right before serving. The crème anglaise is a nice refinement, but a lightly sweetened berry purée makes an equally good sauce.
Serve the feuillettés immediately.
You can prepare the crème anglaise and roll out the puff pastry the day before, but the layer should be baked and the cream and berries prepared on the day you intend to serve the dessert. I certainly wouldn’t throw away any leftovers, but they won’t taste as fresh the following day.
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