Filo Mille Feuille - serves 3

Ingredients

  • 6 rice spring roll pancakes – from Oriental food store
  • 100g butter, melted
  • raspberry jam
  • 1 punnet raspberries
  • 250ml double cream, whipped
  • 150g fondant icing sugar
  • 20g plain chocolate

How to make this recipe dairy free?

Need some advice on ingredients see -
The wheat, gluten and lactose free store cupboard

Method

Preheat your oven to 200°c / 400°f / gas mark 6.

Dip the pancakes into a bowl of cold water individually and lay on a clean tea towel.

Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper, brush with sunflower oil.

Lay three pancakes onto the baking tray side by side, fold two sides of each pancake to meet in the centre to make each pancake into a rectangle. Brush with melted butter. Repeat with three more pancakes and place on top of the first set of pancakes with the folded side underneath.

Cut each rectangle into three equal portions.

Place into the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown.

Leave to cool. Mix the raspberries into the cream lightly.

Place one pancake cut into three onto a tray, spread with raspberry jam.

Cover these with half of the whipped cream and raspberries.

Spread jam over three more pancakes and lay on top.

Cover with the remaining cream.

Make up the fondant icing as instructed on the packet.

Melt 20g chocolate in the microwave and place into a paper piping bag.

Have a small sharp knife ready.

Coat the last 3 pancakes with the fondant icing. Pipe lines of chocolate across the icing one way. Quickly run the sharp knife through the chocolate lines then again in the opposite direction to create a feathered effect. Place one on top of each mille feuille.

Eat soon after assembling as they do go soggy if left too long.

how to make this recipe dairy free...

Brush each pancake with melted dairy free margarine.

Fill with whipped soya cream or dairy free pastry cream mixed with raspberries.

Pipe dairy free plain chocolate over the top layer.

Gem's hints and tips

Try using rice pancakes as a replacement in other filo pastry recipes.

If you have missed filo pastry since you have been on a gluten free diet well this is a brilliant substitute.

It is really worth hunting round food markets or reading cook books from different countries to discover new ingredients and new ways to use them. I found these rice pancakes in an Oriental food shop and found they baked very well. They do have a slight chewy texture.