Mille-feuille is a classic French dessert; a real showstopper. In our version here, we have used a citrus cream with peaches and raspberries but you could use any fruits you like for the filling; mango and passionfruit, strawberry and basil, or pineapple and pink peppercorn are all great combinations.
A simple whipped cream can be used, but it can also be flavoured with vanilla, citrus zests, or chocolate. Chopped nuts or chocolate can also be added as a finishing touch.
Stephen Crane makes a classic Strawberry mille-feuille with a vanilla cream, while Frances Atkins makes a delicious Caramel mille-feuille with mango, gold leaf and crystalised chilli for a more unusual touch. For something a little different why not try Paul A. Young’s sweet and savoury Dark chocolate and wild mushroom mille-feuille.