French Napoleons with Pastry Cream

As you already know Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and this is when all the nerves start kicking in, trying to find the perfect dessert to make. With not much time left I wanted to make something different. imageFor those of you looking to give your loved one something sweet and creative, then this FrenchNapoleons recipe is right for you.  I am excited to share with you an impossibly romantic dessert to enjoy with your loved one this Valentine’s Day. image The Napoleon is a classic dessert that combines layers of flaky puff pastry,

  luxuriously rich pastry cream scented with a touch of vanilla,image and finished with a smooth sugar paste.image Napoleons are an easy way to impress anyone.  This dessert might look intimidating but it is incredibly easy – you just have to use your creative eye to assemble this confection. image I tried two versions of the Napoleon, I made one with pastry cream and topped with a layer of icing sugar, and the other with vanilla pudding imageand topped with a dusting of confectioners’ sugar. imageThere are so many decadent Valentine’s desserts to choose from when deciding to bake, just remember if you bake from the heart you can never go wrong. image image image

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