Carte Noire Instinct have teamed up with master pâtissier and chocolate lover, Eric Lanlard, to create three extra special desserts for National Coffee Week. Have a go at this complex little number if you're ready for a challenge...
Coffee and cinnamon Mille feuilles by Eric Lanlard
For the pastry:
1 pack of filo pastry
30g slightly salted butter
2 tbsp. pure cocoa powder
1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
For the filling:
500ml of milk
3 medium eggs
10cl Carte Noire Instinct
1/5 tsp. ground cinnamon
200gr golden caster sugar
in a saucepan take the milk to the boil.in a mixing bowl using a whisk beat the sugar and egg together till pale and fluffy add to it the corn flour, cinnamon and the coffee pour half of the hot milk over the egg mixture and beat very well and pour back into the saucepan.
Take the cream back to the boil without stopping stirring turn into a bowl cover with kitchen film and leave to cool.
Preheat the oven to 200c.
In a small saucepan melt the butter cut the filo pastry in 72 small rectangles shape brush each piece of pastry with the butter and dust with the cocoa powder and the cinnamon pile the sheet into 4 layers and gently move them on a baking tray line with baking paper or silicone mat cover pastry with another sheet of baking paper and place another baking tray on the top.
Bake for 10mn in the hot oven .gently remove the top tray and paper and bake for another 5minutes. Leave to cool down.
To build the desserts: Whisk the cold cream at fast speed with an electric whisk to aerate it.
With a bit of cream secure a piece of the pastry on your serving plate using a piping bag or a small palette knife spread the cream on top of the pastry place another layer of pastry and repeat the operation till you use 3 layers per desserts dust with cocoa and icing sugar.
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