Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mille Crepe Cake 法式千層蛋糕

Pls excuse me of the ugly decoration :p

It is hubby's birthday today, I made this Mille Crepe Cake yesterday quietly, both hubby & little girl didn't get to see it til this morning :p

I googled the recipe, found one not too complicated and small portion here (it is in Chinese), seriously this cake is quite easy and fast to made, the only time consuming part is to assemble the cake.

Ingredients - Crepes

15g unsalted butter
20g sugar
100g flour
2 eggs
90g milk (used about 100g)
1 tsp vanilla essence
  1. Melt the butter
  2. Shift flour, add in sugar and salt, mix well
  3. Beat in eggs into flour mixture one at a time, mix til well combine
  4. Pour in melted butter, mix well then pour in milk til well combine
  5. Let rest for 15 minutes
  6. Strain batter
  7. Heat pan, pour in batter into pan to form a thin crepe
  8. Fry crepe for 1-2 minutes (just fry one side)
Ingredients - Custard Cream
30g sugar
1 tsp flour
1 tsp corn flour
1 tsp vanilla essence (used a small stick of vanilla bean)
1 egg
50g milk

15g unsalted butter
150g milk
100g cream (used non-dairy cream)
  1. Mix ingredients in (A) in a bowl
  2. Simmer milk (in B) with vanilla bean til reaching boiling point, strain milk
  3. Pour (2) to (1) in 2 times, mix til well combine
  4. Simmer (3) til turning thick.  Off heat
  5. Mix in butter
  6. Cover with sling film, let cool
  7. Beat cream til soft peak, fold into (6), til combine
To assemble:
  1. Spread a thin layer of custard cream evenly onto crepe, repeating the cream and crepe layering steps
  2. Let the crepe cake set in fridge for at least 2 hours before serving
I tell u, this custard cream is so so so wonderful, I couldn't stop myself from licking it after cooking and while assembling the cake, yummy!

Can u see those tiny vanilla seeds?

My piece of Mille Crepe Cake

Lastly, wishing u a happy birthday, darling!  Also, wish u having a successful career (just like the cake, stepping higher & higher), love u...


Emily said...

oh Y.U.M.M.S! so wanna make this too!

Diyana said...

looks yummylicious!! hoping to try it soon!

kel said...

Thanks, Emily, pls try it, sure no regrets!

kel said...

Thanks, Diyana, do give it a try, it's very easy :)