Join Our Community
Join our community - Learn more about French property and travel, receive our monthly newsletter, hear about our upcoming events and be updated on new French properties.

E-mail Address:

First Name         Surname:
 
Postcode:



 
 
Site Development
We are always adding to this site to make it a comprehensive guide to all things French.

- Recent Updates
- E-mail Us with Suggestions

Napoleon (but questionable link to Emperor) recipe



Ingredients:

  • puff pastry
  • 1/4 cup castor sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup light cream
  • 2 slightly beaten egg yolks
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-3 tablespoons boiling water
  • 1.5 tablespoons melted semisweet chocolate

 

Instructions:

  • Cut sheet of puff pastry into nine even squares. Put on baking sheets lined with greaseproof paper and bake for 20 minutes or until golden at 220 deg.
  • Remove pastries from baking sheet and cool on a rack.
  • In a saucepan stir together sugar, flour and salt. Stir in light cream then cook/stir over medium heat until mixture is thickened and bubbly, then cook/stir for 1 minute more.
  • Slowly stir hot mixture into beaten egg yolks. Return to saucepan and cook/stir for 2 minutes more; remove from heat then stir in vanilla.
  • Transfer mixture to a bowl, cover surface with plastic wrap and cool until warm.
  • Beat whipping cream until soft peaks form, then fold into pastry cream.
  • In a medium mixing bowl combine icing sugar and vanilla then stir in boiling water to make a glaze of spreading consistency; set aside.
  • To assemble, use a fork to separate each pastry square horizontally into 3 layers.
  • Spread 1.5 tablespoons of pastry cream on the bottom layers then top with middle layer. Spread another 1.5 tablespoons of the pastry cream on the each middle layer. Finally, top with remaining pastry layers.
  • Spread glaze on top of napoleons, then drizzle with melted chocolate; chill for 1 hour.
     

About Us
About Us

Rent Our House
Rent Our Properties

Property Purchasing Information
Property Purchasing Information



Online Shop


Platine Members


Events


French Australia Directory | Peter Mayle Book Reviews
French Property Rental | French Property for Sale
Invoice Finance | Debtor Finance
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer