Napoleon Puff Pastry

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Pastry Report-Napoleons

The history of the puff pastry Napoleons is remarkable. My research referred to three different countries. The first place was Italy then Denmark and finally France. There is a folktale indicating that a royal pastry chef from Denmark created napoleons. He was lead into making the puff pastry after meeting the Emperor Napoleon I. After making the exquite desert napoleon I acquired a taste for the dessert. Therefore his chief learnt how to create the pastry. The great story about this puff pastry is that napoleon couldn’t lead his men into battle the next day because he ate too much the night before. Then it was announced that Antoine Careme created the pastry and made it popular. The dessert napoleon is called another name in France. It is called Neapolitan rather than a napoleon, which differ in spelling. Other states, that the origin and birth of napoleons is Naples, Italy. In addition to the argument it was said that they don’t make mille-feuilles in Italy. Mille-feuilles is defined as a thousand layers, but in Italy they do make square layered cakes with alternating layers of pastry and filling. The final decision was that a French pastry chief created the dessert (napolean). He made the pastry a la Neapolitan, and makes it in a similar style in which they make cakes in Italy. What I discovered from my research was that in Italy, the pastry is made with spinach, cheese and pesto. In conclusion to my research there are two different kinds of napoleons French and Italian.

Napoleon is a delicious puff pastry, it is made with several layers of pastry cream and it is a sweet sensation. The first time I tasted a napoleon was in baking and I enjoyed it very much. Any bakery that makes this pastry has to make it with the same standards as my baking class or else they will not receive any compliments from me.

The first bakery I visited was fancier, it was a lonely walk to the shop. I made little...
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