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45 MIN
25 MIN
3 H


Pastry Cream

Whipped cream



  1. Line a 43 x 30-cm (17 x 12-inch) baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Roll out the puff pastry into a 3-mm (1/8-inch) thick 40 x 20-cm (16 x 8-inch) rectangle. Put the dough onto the baking sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 200 °C (400 °F).
  4. Prick entire surface of the dough with a fork. Brush with the milk and sprinkle with the sugar. Bake for about 15 minutes. Let cool. 

Pastry Cream

  1. In a small saucepan, pour the milk. With the tip of a knife, remove the seeds from the vanilla bean and add to the milk. Gently heat the milk until it simmers.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the sugar and flour. Add the eggs and whisk until the mixture is light and fluffy. Whisk in a little hot milk to the egg mixture, and then continue with the remaining milk. Cook over medium heat while whisking constantly.
  3. Remove from the heat at the first boil. Transfer to a bowl and place plastic wrap directly on the hot cream. Let cool.
  4. Refrigerate until completely chilled, about 3 hours. 

Whipped cream

  1. In a bowl, whip the cream, sugar and vanilla. Keep cold. 


  1. In a bowl, combine the icing sugar with the water. Set aside. 


  1. Slice the baked and cooled puff pastry rectangle crosswise into 3 even strips. Cover a first dough strip with pastry cream and cover with a second strip of dough. Top with whipped cream, then cover with the last piece of puff pastry. Frost the top of the mille-feuille.
  2. Melt the chocolate in the microwave oven. Pour the chocolate in a small cone-shaped parchment paper and cut the tip.
  3. Draw straight lines on the frosting, then run a knife in the opposite direction to form a marbled pattern.
  4. Serve chilled and keep refrigerated.


  1. Easy to make and extremely delicious

  2. delicious! The only problem i had was the white powdered sugar and water mixture. Is just didn't spread well. it was thick and i had enough for barely a quarter of the pastry. where did i go wrong?

  3. Easy to make and simply delicious. I have to double the recipe when I make it. I also put the finished mille feuilles in the freezer a few hows then cut them. Sure helps alot

  4. I just had one problem with this recipe, & would like to know where i went wrong! The cream was all watery after i left it for 3 hours in the fridge, & how do i now make it more pudding like? My husband loves this pastry & when we found it on this site he wanted me to make him it, it reminds him of being back at home. Please help, i did have alot of fun trying this & making it, now i am just stuck on what happened! Great recipe though!

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