Cheat’s Mille Feuille

When I was kid shopping in Cardiff on a Saturday with my Mum, we’d always – at some point – end up in David Morgan’s (…anyone remember that place?) and specifically in the restaurant on the top floor (the one with all the Monet and Renoir paintings on the green walls?).  Our pit-stop involved a drink (something fizzy for me – these were the days before I drank tea…) and sharing a variation of Mille Feuille, also known as a Custard Slice, which is, by the way, probably the worst cake in the world to share with someone because it’s darn impossible to cut without the custard slurping out the sides and… Anyway.  I had some puff pastry hanging on in my fridge the other day and decided to experiment.

I rolled it out and cut it into rectangles, pricked them with a fork and baked them in the oven for around 15 minutes on a low heat.
I sandwiched them together with buttercream and sliced strawberries and then dusted them with icing sugar.  Okay, they’re not perfect and are going to need a little refining, but that’s why experiments need to be done a few times before you get it right!

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