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How to cook puff pastry for Napoleon cake: never compare with store-bought

Kateryna YagovychFood
Ready-made lazy Napoleon. Source: nikki.ua

Making a classic Napoleon cake is a rather lengthy process. Puff pastry takes the most time. The cakes should be smooth and not brittle. Therefore, to make the perfect dessert at home quickly and without going to the store, use this technology.

The idea of making a homemade Napoleon from perfect dough was published on the Instagram page of food blogger Galina with the nickname reeixit. The cakes are perfectly soaked in cream.

How to cook puff pastry for Napoleon cake: never compare with store-bought

Method of preparing the first dough:

1. Melt the butter (120 g) and sunflower oil (120 ml).

2. Add a glass of flour (250 ml).

3. Mix everything and set aside - the first dough is ready.

How to cook puff pastry for Napoleon cake: never compare with store-bought

Method for preparing the second dough:

1. Beat a glass of fatty sour cream (250 g) with two eggs.

2. Add 650 g of flour to the mixture and knead a soft and non-sticky dough (you can add more flour if necessary).

How to cook puff pastry for Napoleon cake: never compare with store-bought

What to do next:

1. Divide the second dough into 6 equal parts.

2. Roll out one part thinly and grease with the first dough. Repeat the procedure, folding the dough layers like a cake. The last layer should be of the second dough.

How to cook puff pastry for Napoleon cake: never compare with store-bought

3. Roll the cake, wrap it in cling film and refrigerate for 1.5-2 hours.

4. Cut into the desired number of cakes, it depends on the diameter of the cake you will bake. As an option - 7 cakes 30*20 cm.

How to cook puff pastry for Napoleon cake: never compare with store-bought

5. Roll out thinly and bake for 4-6 minutes to brown at 170-180 degrees.

6. For the cream, add 100 g of flour and 50 ml of milk to 2 eggs. Beat well with a whisk to avoid lumps of flour.

How to cook puff pastry for Napoleon cake: never compare with store-bought

7. Add 700 ml of milk, add 50 g of butter and put in a saucepan over low heat. Cook until thickened for about 5 minutes.

8. Add 100 g of sugar (or more, to your taste), 100 g of butter and vanilla sugar to the hot cream.

How to cook puff pastry for Napoleon cake: never compare with store-bought

9. Stir to disperse the oil.

10. Beat the mixture with a blender until smooth.

How to cook puff pastry for Napoleon cake: never compare with store-bought

11. Cover the cream with cling film in contact. Leave to cool to room temperature - it will thicken well.

12. Grease the cakes with the finished cream.

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