How do you read mille-feuille?
How do you pronounce Mille cake?
Also known as a Napoleon, this French pastry is usually made with alternating layers of puff pastry and pastry cream. You most likely won’t be able to pronounce this perfectly unless you have a flawless French accent, but “meal-foy” is certainly close enough.
Why is it called Mille-Feuille?
The term mille–feuille is French for ‘one thousand petals’, referring to the decadent layering of pastry in the dessert.
What does mille-feuille taste like?
Flakey, buttery, a little crispy, Mille–feuille has it all when it comes to taste and texture. Pronounced mill-foy – for those of you wanting to get your French pronunciation on point – this pastry is a real stunner.
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