This is a fresh vanilla custard slice made with slices of puff pastry sandwiched together with jam and a thick layer of custard or cream. They can be dusted with icing sugar or iced with a thin glaze. For coffee-flavored custard, omit the vanilla, and add strong coffee essence to taste just before use. For lemon-flavored custard, infuse the zest of a lemon in the milk.
Turned out really great cakes! Had to use vanilla essence instead of pod and I also put icing on top ! - 08 Oct 2012
I have made similar to this recipe for years now, but I precut the pastry before baking to a uniform size.This prevents breakage of pastry and the under-side is flatter which makes stacking easier.I also use less flour in the custard.Hope this helps others with assembling and presentation. - 12 Jan 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I saw another mille feuille online which calls for lesser plain flour, I reduced the plain flour to 4 tbsp. I used only 2 sheets of frozen pastry and it took only 10-12mins to bake. My advise is to cut it into serving size before dusting the sugar. Overall, it was presentable and taste yummy and worth a try. - 06 Oct 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)