Prepare the cream for "Napoleon"
The classic 'Napoleon' involves the impregnation of layers of baked custard, for which preparation should begin in advance. It is recommended to prepare impregnation for the future, if you like soft, melting in the mouth pastry. To do this, 5 tablespoons sifted wheat flour mix with two cups of sugar.
Whipped with a mixer, add 4 large eggs, pour a liter of hot milk and keep the mixture on medium heat until boiling. In the process of making cream puff "Napoleon" stir constantly until sugar substance to keep it from baking and was homogeneous. The thickened mixture cool. 250 g of softened butter, put in the cooled cream, add a pinch of vanilla and beat with a mixer incandescent.
Useful tip: for making the original "Napoleon" butter in the custard, you can replace the condensed milk and whipped cream high fat content. In addition, some cooks add to the spray for a layered cake is neutral in taste cream cheese or cottage cheese.
The "Napoleon" cake: the recipe is simple test
To prepare the cake "Napoleon" at home for real tasty and tender, when kneading the dough exactly follow the recipe. Grate 250g pack of butter (or 150 grams of butter and 100g of margarine) on a grater and mix the resulting mass with a pinch of salt, 100 ml of water and a teaspoon of vinegar.
Sift 3 cups of wheat flour to enriched with oxygen, then the parts enter into the oil and knead homogeneous dough "Napoleon". Divide it into ten equal parts, wrap each in plastic and keep for 2 hours in the refrigerator compartment.
Puff "Napoleon": baking and impregnation of the cake
The most important secret of the cake "Napoleon", which therefore is considered to be difficult - very thin, almost "paper", the layers of pastry. Each piece of chilled (!) dough should roll into a rectangle of 1 mm in thickness.
Protiven cover with baking paper, then very carefully put it on the cake, pierce with a fork and bake in the oven at a temperature of 200oC. It is very important not to let the layers "Napoleon" to burn, so it is enough to hold each cake in the oven for 5 minutes.
Cooled cakes thickly grease the custard, cover the sides and top of cake. Cut the cakes in form (e.g. rectangular or square), macrosite cropping. Sprinkle "Napoleon" with a mixture of crumbs and any chopped roasted nuts. You get dessert for any occasion, including a great Christmas cake.
Helpful hint: If you cook a lot of dishes for the holiday, to save time, think about baking in advance. So, the cake for the New year can be done faster if 2-3 days to bake the cakes. Lay them with paper, wrap in clingfilm and keep in the fridge.
How to decorate a Napoleon
- Mix 100 g of cocoa with the same quantity of powdered sugar, add 75 ml of milk and boil. Hold heat while stirring for 5 minutes, put 2 tablespoons butter and let the resulting mass to cool to a warm state. Slightly all the time out in the cold "Napoleon" drench chocolate frosting and cool the finished dessert.
- Fry in a cast iron skillet with butter and sugar whole walnuts, hazelnuts or almonds. After the caramelization of nuts they can decorate the top of the cake
Now you know how to prepare the cake "Napoleon" in the home. Before the use of treats will keep him a night in a cool place, then the cakes are well soaked, and dessert will melt in your mouth.