Mille Feuille?

My work had a summer potluck. The potlucks at my office are usually pretty epic because of the sheer volume of  food that carries over for 2 days of constant grazing because everyone literally brings a large contribution.

The most impressive contribution (in the 1.5 years I’ve been with this company) is the above cake.

I’m not exactly sure the type of cake this is, but it was made by a French guy, and elicited the following responses from my friends when I sent them a pic:

“So decadent.”

“Did someone die?”

“That dessert looks disgusting and amazing.”

It was my F3 that suggested it might be a mille feuille because of all the layers. I was able to detect whipped cream, a dark chocolate shell over meringue and some sort of cream filling. And there are makeshift smores on around the perimeter.

I talked to the guy from France who made this delicious creation and he said the key to this desserts is to assemble the layers without them getting soggy.

I was correct on some of flavors in the cake but he also mentioned that there was chantilly cream and  white chocolate mousse.

It might be time to pull the pastry cream out of my freezer and make my own attempt with fresh berries.

Stephanie Landis

I am a native Oregonian, but traveling has been my way of life since I was young. I was raised in Europe and traveled around Asia and Africa. I've studied two languages and plan to add more. Along with travel, enjoying a passion for food, art and culture is apart of my daily life. My hobbies other than writing are cooking, reading, watching films and attending cultural events.

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