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Lazy Napoleon in a hurry: no need to roll out the dough

Kateryna YagovychFood
Recipe for a lazy "Napoleon". Source: cookidoo.com.au

For traditional Napoleon, puff pastry is usually used. But to make the dessert really tasty, you need to roll out the cakes well and bake them until they are evenly golden brown. Therefore, you can use a simpler technology, for which the dough is simply cut and laid out.

The idea of making the Napoleon cake was published on the Instagram page of food blogger Valentyna Sayenko (valya__saenko).

Lazy Napoleon in a hurry: no need to roll out the dough

Ingredients:

  • filo dough - 400 g
  • melted butter - 150 g

Ingredients for the cream:

  • milk - 500 g
  • eggs - 2 pcs.
  • sugar - 150 g
  • corn starch - 30 g
  • butter - 75 g
  • mascarpone - 250 g
  • vanilla sugar

Method of preparation:

Lazy Napoleon in a hurry: no need to roll out the dough

1. Roll the dough, cut it, put it on a baking sheet with parchment, pour melted butter over it, and bake at 180 °C until golden brown.

2. You should get three cakes. But it all depends on the size. It is better to spread the dough immediately to fit the size of the plate on which you will assemble the cake.

Lazy Napoleon in a hurry: no need to roll out the dough

3. Prepare the cream: put the milk on the fire.

Lazy Napoleon in a hurry: no need to roll out the dough

4. Mix the eggs, sugar, and starch separately. As soon as the milk begins to boil, pour in the egg mixture and stir vigorously with a whisk.

Lazy Napoleon in a hurry: no need to roll out the dough

5. Bring to a thickening. Remove from the heat.

Lazy Napoleon in a hurry: no need to roll out the dough

6. Add the butter and vanilla sugar. Let it cool well. Even better, after cooling, cover with cling film and refrigerate. Then add mascarpone to the chilled cream and beat with a mixer.

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