The best Strawberry Napoleon ever:
Mille-feuille aux fraises
Crème pâtissière and
strawberry flavoured crème en chantilly
cradled between two layers
of pâte feuilletée ridolent of fresh butter
and just the lightest touch of caramel - perfection!
Zauner's superb pâte feuilletée has nothing in common
with the puff pastry you'll find in the frozen section
of your supermarket,
and the cream filling is so light and fluffy,
yet so luscious that - once you have savoured it -
you'll dream of it for the rest of your life.
I am pondering right now if I can afford
to drive three hours to Bad Ischl
tomorrow morning to be there when the Napoleons
are marching fresh out of the pastry kitchen -
and >before< they run out! -
and then drive
three hours back to Vienna.
Did I mention that the strawberries
on top taste like the ripe berries you
found in your grandmother's strawberry patch,
sweet and full of flavour?
Images and Text
© by Merisi
Dang! I've probably never tasted really good puff pastry -- and I'm quite fond of the freezer variety. But reading you description has me drooling...ReplyDelete
So fantastic photos again! :)ReplyDelete
Dreamy dessert, lovely post as always~ReplyDelete
I might have known this would be the worst place to visit straight after my lunch, when thoughts of a pudding began to surface! LOLReplyDelete
I'll call that a serious craving.ReplyDelete
Have a nice drive to Bad Ischl :)
That looks heavenly! I would like to sit in the spring sun and eat that pink confection!ReplyDelete
You may just have turned me off of chocolate Napoleons completely. Oh, I want one of these!Scrumptious photographs, and unfair description ;)ReplyDelete
I can't get enough of your coffee cup pictures!ReplyDelete
Don't normally eat a lot of sweet things but I think this could tempt me , if I was there :-)ReplyDelete
Oh mama mia ! It seems delicious !ReplyDelete
Bon premier mai !
Oh. My. Lord.ReplyDelete
Thank you all,ReplyDelete
with a smile,
Whatever that strawberry napoléon tastes like, I go for the coffee in the porcelain cup on that tray...ReplyDelete
DELICIOUS to me !!
I'll take the silver tray with the glass of water (as always) over any Napoleon anyday!!!ReplyDelete
I am drooling -- and almost convinced that they are well-worth a six hour round-trip!ReplyDelete
Speaking of creamy things, I shall be sharing the whoopie pie recipe. We ate them at my daughter's wedding tea party and they were absolutely delicious.
Wow im craving for this dessert.ReplyDelete
Looks like celebrating the beauty of life and the pleasures of good food!:)ReplyDelete