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Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Mille Fueille of Caramelized Apples Recipe

Mille Fueille of Caramelized Apples Recipe


Recipe for Mille Fueille :

1 egg, beaten (For egg wash)
3 sheets of filo pastry sheets or you can use filo spring roll sheets.
I whole Red/Green Diced apples ( Can use strawberries, blueberries)
50 g of caster sugar
30 g of icing sugar for finishing
50 g of melted butter (once melt butter, strain away foam)

Methods :

To assemble the pastry sheets, brush the first layer of sheet with egg wash, followed by the next sheet and another. Total 3 sheets.

Use a round (or whatever shape you wish) /cookie cutter, and cut the sheets into 3 portions. Dust your plate with a bit of icing sugar and place the discs onto plate and dust the top with icing sugar.

Now melt butter on low heat and once the butter melts, strain off the foam at the top and the melted butter becomes clarified butter. The purpose is not to burn your pastry sheets when cooking it. Set aside and ready to use for cooking.

Heat the clarified butter on low heat and once it's hot, place the discs into pan and fry till golden brown on both sides. Once done, set a side on kitchen towel to drain off the butter.

Next is the caramelized apples, Heat pan on medium, add in the caster sugar, let it dissolve. It will turn slight brown. Don't use a spoon or spatula at this point. If it turns out too thick, just add a few drips of water to loosen it. Add apples into caramelized sugar. Just shake the pan in circular motion to coat the apples gently. Once the apples are nicely coated and softens, the pan off heat and set aside for assemble of pastry.

On plate, display the first layer of disc in the middle of plate, add a tablespoon of apples, then place the 2nd layer on top of the apples and followed by the last layer. At the top, Just place a tablespoon of apples and drizzle the caramelized sugar on top and around the inner plate. For finishing touch, sith icing sugar on top layer and ready to serve. Can be eaten warm but not piping hot. You can use strawberries, blueberries filling topped with lemon curd, butter cream or meringue too. Just be creative.

Happy cooking and pass it on! (Fad Foodski)

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