- 1 package 6 1/2 oz (200 g) puff pastry
- 1 tablespoon (15 ml) milk
- 1 teaspoon (5 ml) sugar
- Pastry Cream
- 2 cups (500 ml) milk
- 1 vanilla bean
- 2/3 cup (150 ml) sugar
- 1/3 cup (75 ml) flour
- 2 eggs
- Whipped cream
- 1 cup (250 ml) 35% whipping cream
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) vanilla extract
- 1 cup (250 ml) icing sugar
- 2 to 3 teaspoons (10 to 15 ml) water
- 1/2 square of 1 oz (30 g) chocolate
Line a 43 x 30-cm (17 x 12-inch) baking sheet with parchment paper.Roll out the puff pastry into a 3-mm (1/8-inch) thick 40 x 20-cm (16 x 8-inch) rectangle. Put the dough onto the baking sheet and refrigerate for 30 minutes.With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 200 °C (400 °F). Prick entire surface of the dough with a fork. Brush with the milk and sprinkle with the sugar. Bake for about 15 minutes. Let cool.
In a small saucepan, pour the milk. With the tip of a knife, remove the seeds from the vanilla bean and add to the milk. Gently heat the milk until it simmers.In a saucepan, combine the sugar and flour. Add the eggs and whisk until the mixture is light and fluffy. Whisk in a little hot milk to the egg mixture, and then continue with the remaining milk. Cook over medium heat while whisking constantly.Remove from the heat at the first boil. Transfer to a bowl and place plastic wrap directly on the hot cream. Let cool.Refrigerate until completely chilled, about 3 hours.
In a bowl, whip the cream, sugar and vanilla. Keep cold.
In a bowl, combine the icing sugar with the water. Set aside.
Slice the baked and cooled puff pastry rectangle crosswise into 3 even strips. Cover a first dough strip with pastry cream and cover with a second strip of dough. Top with whipped cream, then cover with the last piece of puff pastry. Frost the top of the mille-feuille.Melt the chocolate in the microwave oven. Pour the chocolate in a small cone-shaped parchment paper and cut the tip.Draw straight lines on the frosting, then run a knife in the opposite direction to form a marbled pattern.Serve chilled and keep refrigerated.