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Monday, 23 January 2012

Red fruits Mille-feuilles with its white chocolate mousse

In 2007 with my husband (then boyfriend) and I decided to try making a new dish every Sunday. The idea was to avoid routine, discover new recipes and tastes. Unfortunately it lasted only for a month or two. Now we still try to make new things but not on such a regular basis. Have you seen the film Julie and Julia with Meryl Strip? I definitely recommend it! In this film Julia Powell decides to cook and bake all the recipes of her favourite cooking book (Julia Child's) in one year and she blogs about it. We got Julia Child's Cooking Book for Christmas 2010 but not the time to take up such a challenge ;) - Maybe one day though we will manage to challenge ourselves to do more cooking and baking (I usually do the baking and my husband the cooking).

Anyway, I will just present you the first recipe that I experimented in 2007 (I do not remember where I got the recipe from... somewhere online on  a French website, but I am giving you the translation).

Red fruits Mille-feuilles with its white chocolate mousse

(Serving four)     
Preparation time:     30 min
Baking time:              10 min
Resting time:             2 hours           
Ingredients :                     
* 25 cl liquid cream
* 150 g white chocolate
* 1 egg                        
* 3 cl white rum                     
* 250 g puff pastry                 
* 250 g fresh strawberries                     
* 150 g white and black currants         
* 50 g powder sugar                   
Preparation :         
* Whip up the cream into chantilly and put it in the fridge. Break the chocolate in small pieces and melt it in a double-boiler or in the micro-wave.

* Put the egg in a bowl and whip it on top of another double-boiler until it has a cream-like consistency. Take it off the hob and carry on whipping to cool the cream. Mix together the melted chocolate, the rhum and then the chantilly. Put about two hours in the fridge.

* Pre-heat the oven (200°C or 170°C if you are using a fan assisted oven). Butter the oven dish. Unroll the pastry on a floured working area. Split the pastry in 12 squares without (!) cutting it completely. Place a grid on the pastry and put in the oven (mid-height) for 10 minutes.

* Wash and dry the strawberries, cut them in halves. Wash the currants and mix them with the 50g powder sugar. Then put it through a sieve. Take the pastry out of the oven and cut the 12 pieces.

* On four plates place a piece of pastry, cover with chocolate mousse and then some strawberries. Cover with another piece of pastry, again with mousse and strawberries. Finish with a piece of pastry. 


* Sprinkle generously with powder sugar and serve with the currant coulis.

Bon Appétit!

Remark: I do not remember why I did not make the currant coulis, it probably tastes lovely! And my mousse was far too liquid. In my defense though I have to say that we did not have really decent cooking stuff back then.


  1. Mmmmm, yummie! I'll give it a try!

    Hope your move went well!


    1. Not yet completely done with the move, but it is going rather well thanks.