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Sweet Stilton Mille-feuille   Veg  CD  DP  English    55mins

 

Serves 4    Cold   Vegetarian  Nuts  Dried  Fruit Dessert   Pudding   England British Europe

 

Ingredients

50g/2oz Sultanas

60ml/2fl.oz. Port

100g/4oz Stilton cheese

50g/2oz Butter,  softened

120ml/4fl.oz. Double Cream

225g/8oz Flaky or Puff Pastry

25g/1oz Butter, melted

75g/3oz Walnuts, finely ground

12  Walnut halves to garnish

 

Instructions

 

1. Preheat the oven to 200C, 400F, Gas Mark 6 and lightly grease a large baking sheet. 

 

2. Place the raisins and port in a small bowl, cover and leave to marinate for 30 minutes. Drain the raisins and gently pat them dry with paper towels.

 

3. Meanwhile, on a floured surface, roll the pastry out to 6.25mm/1/4 inch thick, then cut into 12 x 5cm/2 inch circles using a biscuit cutter.  Place the circles onto the  greased baking sheet, prick each circle 2 or 3 times with a fork and bake  for 15-20 minutes, or until well risen and golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.

 

4. Place the Stilton cheese and butter in a food processor and process until smooth.  

 

5. Add the cream and continue to process  until the mixture is very smooth. Remove the mixture from the food processor and place in a bowl. 

 

6. Drain the raisins and add to the stilton mixture. Mix well. 

 

7.  To assemble the dish -  Place 1 pastry circle on each of 4 small plates. Divide the cheese mixture into 4 then place a half of each portion of cheese onto each pastry circle. Top each with another pastry circle then repeat with the remaining cheese, finally topping each stack with a pastry circle.

 

8. Brush the tops with the melted butter and sprinkle evenly with the ground walnuts.

 

9. Refrigerate for 10 minutes until chilled.

 

10. To serve - place the walnut halves on a baking sheet and place in a warm oven  for 1 minute. Arrange 3 walnut halves around each mille-feuille.

 

Nice at Christmas......or any time for a special end to a dinner party.

 

 

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Key techniques required to make this recipe

 

Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

 

Freezing/Make ahead

 

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Main equipment required to make this Recipe

 

Mixing Bowl

Wooden or Plastic Spoon

 

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