Give these delicious teatime pastries a try! Layers of Puff pastry filled with creamy custard and a strawberry jam make the perfect treat to enjoy with a cup of tea.
I Made It
For Vanilla Custard:
Vanilla custard powder 5 tbsp
Flour 50g – ⅓ cup
Sugar 8 tbsp
Whip cream ½ cup
For Baked Puff Pastry:
Puff pastry 1 kg
Icing sugar as needed
National Strawberry Chunky jam ( A few tablespoons)/li>
In a mixing bowl, sift flour and vanilla custard together. Add sugar into it and mix well.
Add ½ cup of milk in flour mixture and mix well till there are no lumps.
Add the remaining milk into a saucepan and cook on low heat for 1-2 minutes. Next add the flour & custard mixture and continue to cook on medium heat whilst continuing to whisk so that the mixture thickens into a pastry cream consistency.
Take the pan off the heat and pour the custard into a shallow dish or tray.
Cover with cling film and cool rapidly. Chill for 4 hours.
In another bowl, whip the cream until stiff peaks form and set aside.
Next, take your chilled custard and give it a quick whip to take out any lumps
Add whipped cream into custard mixture and fold, ( make sure to fold just till its combined so that the mixture doesn’t go flat) then spoon into a piping bag.
To prepare the pastry, set oven to 200-degree C to preheat.
Thaw your puff pastry dough then roll on a lightly floured surface to about one half to 3mm (⅛ inch) thick. Cut into rectangles.
Make 2×4 inches individual pastries or you can make one large slice which can be cut after assembly. (We need 3 layers of baked puff pastry for the custard slice.)
Transfer puff pastry onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Beat egg and brush the pastry sheets with egg wash and dust with icing sugar.
Bake for about 20-25 minutes until golden and caramelised, then leave to cool.
Pipe lines of strawberry chunky jam on top of the puff rectangles.
Pipe lines of vanilla custard on top of the strawberry chunky jam.
Slice the strawberries and place them on top of the last layer.
Carefully lift it with the help of a spatula and then top it with the remaining puff pastry rectangle.
Add fresh or frozen berries on top and on the side of the Mille-feuille.
Fun Fact: A custard slice is also known as a Mille Feuille in French!