Our October 2012 Daring Bakers' challenge was hosted by Suz of Serenely Full. Suz challenged us to not only tackle buttery and flaky pastry, but then to take it a step further and create a sinfully delicious Mille Feuille dessert with it!
Mille-Feuille is french for a "thousand layers" referring to the layers of puff pastry in this delicate dessert. The three layers of pastry are alternated with creme patissiere or pastry cream. The Italians (and most Americans) call this pastry a Napoleon.