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Easier than cake: Napoleon cakes with custard

Iryna MelnichenkoFood
Napoleon cake. Source: Delish

If you like Napoleon cake, you can make it at home from ready-made puff pastry, as well as from pita bread. Custard is the best choice for this dessert.

Homemade ''Napoleon''

Cook Irina shared a recipe for delicious Napoleon cakes with custard on Instagram.

Cake recipe

Ingredients:

  • 500 g of puff pastry
  • 500 ml of milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 120 g of sugar
  • 40 grams of corn starch
  • 50 g of butter
  • vanilla on the tip of a knife
  • powdered sugar

Method of preparation:

1. Defrost the puff pastry and cut into 8-10 equal squares. Place on a baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes at 180 C.

Dough for making cakes

2. While the base is still warm, break each piece into 3 layers and let cool.

Ready dessert base

3. For the cream: heat the milk almost to a boil. In a separate bowl, beat 2 eggs, add salt and sugar. Beat until smooth and immediately add the cornstarch and mix well to avoid lumps. Pour about a third of the milk into the egg mixture in a thin stream, stirring constantly to prevent the egg from curdling. Then pour this mass back into the milk, also in a thin stream and stirring constantly, bring to a thickening and remove from the heat and add butter and a little vanilla to the hot cream. Cover the cream with cling film and let it cool well.

Custard

4. Assemble the cakes: spread the custard on the 1st and 2nd layer, cover with the top layer. Sprinkle the finished cakes with powdered sugar.

Ready cakes

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