White chocolate bite-sized ‘Napoleons’

White chocolate bite-sized ‘Napoleons’

Preparation time

1-2 hours

Cooking time

10 to 30 mins

Serves

Makes 24

These dainty squares of chocolatey perfection are great for parties as everything can be made well in advance.

Equipment and preparation: you will need a piping bag fitted with a 0.25cm plain nozzle (if you have difficulty finding this sized nozzle, then simply cut the correct sized opening in a disposable piping bag).

By Lorraine Pascale
From Lorraine Pascale: How to be a Better Cook

Ingredients

For the crème pâtissière

  • 300ml/10½fl oz milk
  • 4 free-range egg yolks
  • 90g/3¼oz caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 vanilla pod, seeds only

For the chocolate layers

  • 400g/14oz milk, dark or white chocolate

To decorate

  • 24 raspberries
  • 24 tiny mint sprigs
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