Sunday, February 16, 2014

Strawberry Napoleon

We had a lovely Valentine Dinner, Beef Wellington (step by step post coming next week), roasted asparagus and for dessert a beautiful Strawberry Napoleon.  This was easy to make but made a lovely presentation

1 sheet puff pastry, thawed about 40 minutes
16 oz. strawberries sliced and sprinkled with 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
     set aside 4 whole strawberries for garnish
1 package instant vanilla pudding prepared with 1 cup milk
1 16 oz container whipped topping
1/2 cup confectionery sugar and 2 

Thaw according to package directions
Cut int 3 strips along fold lines
cut each strip into 3 sections
bake according to package directions and allow to cool
Separate each piece into a top and bottom-set aside

slice strawberries
sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sugar and set aside

Prepare pudding as directed using only 1 cup of milk
add 16 oz container of whipped topping and blend thoroughly

Prepare glaze shortly before assembly
MIx confectionery sugar with milk to create  thin glaze

Place one piece of puff pastry on a serving plate
top with pudding mixture
top with a second section of puff pastry
add more pudding mixture
top with strawberries
add another layer of puff pastry
drizzle with glaze
add a whole strawberry and a dollop of pudding to the plate
dust with confectionery sugar or red sugar sprinkles

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