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This dessert turns a few strawberries, jam and cream into something that looks as if it came straight out of a patisserie.
Servings 8
Calories 809 kcal
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins

Ingredients
 

  • 500 g all butter puff pastry
  • 300gm ripe fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 560 ml double cream, very lightly whipped
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4-5 tbsp good quality strawberry jam (Tiptree Little Scarlet)
  • 8-10 tbsp fondant sugar
  • 0.5 tsp pink food colouring
  • 0.5 tsp chocolate food colouring
  • 200 g lightly browned nibbed almonds
  • strawberry sauce, to serve

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 190C Gas 5.
  • Roll out the puff pastry to roughly 40cm x 30cm. You want it nice and thin. Place on a baking sheet and dock really well with a fork.
  • Cook for 20-25 minutes or until it has risen and looks golden brown. The pastry must be cooked all the way through. Check regularly as it tends to burn very quickly.
  • Remove from the oven, transfer to a cooling rack and leave to cool.
  • Whip together the vanilla and cream and keep as cold as possible
  • Once the pastry has cooled, cut it lengthways into three equal pieces, trimming to make it look perfect.
  • Spread two pieces of pastry with jam to sweeten the dessert and bring out the flavour of the strawberries. Place the strawberries on top of the jam.
  • Using a palette knife, spread a thick layer of whipped double cream on top of the strawberries and jam. Then carefully use the palette knife to lift one of the pastry strips onto the top of the other and nestle down nicely.
  • You can dust the top with icing sugar at this stage or top with fondant icing by mixing the fondant icing sugar with a little water or lemon or lime juice and spread about half of it over the last pastry slice.
  • Quickly divide the remaining icing in half and colour one bowl pink and the other brown. Using small paper piping bags, pipe pink lines about 1cm apart along the length of the fondant, then fill in with chocolate ones.
  • Use the tip of a knife or a skewer to swipe through the iced lines leaving a 1-2 cm gap, then turn the board around and swipe the other way to create a zig-zag effect
  • Place on top of the strawberry and pastry stack and using the palette knife and any excess cream to carefully fill in the gaps around the layers of pastry and strawberries. Once it is nice and tidy, carefully stick the almonds to the outside of the pastry.
  • Chill until the fondant is set. Press lightly and slice, serve with any leftover double cream and strawberry sauce.
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Nutrition Facts
Iced Strawberry Mille Feuille
Amount per Serving
Calories
809
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
62
g
95
%
Saturated Fat
 
23
g
144
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
96
mg
32
%
Sodium
 
186
mg
8
%
Potassium
 
334
mg
10
%
Carbohydrates
 
54
g
18
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
17
g
19
%
Protein
 
12
g
24
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword strawberry
Course Dessert, Fruit
Cuisine ITV This Morning, Summer
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