Petit Beurre Millfeuille

November 25, 2012
2 Ratings
  • Serves 8
Author Notes

This looks a little like a Mille Feuille because it has several thin layers. If you wish you can replace the vanilla extract with coffee extract. This a recipe my grand mother used to make and she would be overjoyed to see it on this website —MarieGlobetrotter

What You'll Need
  • 30 Petits Beurres
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter (approximately)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 drops vanilla extract
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  1. In a bowl, whisk the butter and the sugar together to obtain a smooth mixture. It must be smooth enough to spread it on the cake later on.
  2. In separate bowl, combine the milk and the vanilla extract
  3. Make the Millefeuille on a rectangular plate. For the first bottom layer : Soak 1 Petit Beurre in milk (not too long or it will break). Do the same with three other Petits Beurres to make this bottom layer.
  4. Careful spread some of the butter mixture on top of the layer. You don’t need to put a lot. Repeat these steps until you have no more Petit Beurre left (5 layers).
  5. Spread the remaining butter on top and on the sides of the cake. Top everything, including the sides, with chocolate sprinkles.
  6. Cover the cake and put it in the freezer for at least two hours. Enjoy!

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2 Reviews

MarieGlobetrotter April 8, 2013
That's great!It's funny cause I've seen other recipes only but always with chocolate spread or coffee.In my family we never did that.There wasn't ever a recipe I just learned it watching my grandmother do this cake for us.
Droplet April 7, 2013
I remember eating the exact same dessert when I was a kid. I had forgotten all about it, and kept reading every next line with anticipation to reconstruct the memory :)