Definitions

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  • n. A type of pastry made of several layers of puff pastry usually filled with cream or custard, and topped with icing or sugar.

Etymologies

Borrowing from French mille-feuille (literally "a thousand layers"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Unless you regularly knock out a dessert of caramel mille-feuille, mango and gold leaf press and crystalised chilli.

    Kitchen apps: Great British Chefs

  • Watching England writhing horribly against West Indies in Chennai this week was a strangely familiar experience, partly because it represented just another flaky layer in the crazed mille-feuille of the current World Cup campaign, and partly because I was simultaneously watching archive footage of England writhing horribly against West Indies 30 years ago to the day during the Barbados Test of 1981.

    My Beef with England: if only we had an Ian Botham now | Barney Ronay

  • András Szántó 'A quivering quadrangle of vanilla crème, sandwiched between layers of mille-feuille and finished with a dusting of sugar.'

    The Crème of the Krémes in Budapest

  • Nothing embodies this more fully than the krémes: a quivering quadrangle of vanilla crème, sandwiched between layers of crisp mille-feuille and finished with a dusting of confectioner's sugar.

    The Crème of the Krémes in Budapest

  • Eli Meir Kaplan for The Wall Street Journal Mr. Bitauld's pastry choices include, from left, raspberry tarts, mille-feuille and religieuse.

    A Quick Lunch for Busy People

  • S bastien Broda, the talented young chef who has just pocketed a Michelin star after his first year, excels in subtle combinations of flavors: a crispy mille-feuille of foie gras, served with baby peas and ginger jam, roast pigeon and sweetbreads in a hazelnut shell, and a stunning exotic-fruit souffl for dessert.

    Cannes's Gastronomic Glitz

  • Her teeth sank into the buttery flakes of mille-feuille pastry and then the dark chocolate paste in the center.

    One Flight Up

  • On a recent weekend visit we were offered traditional favorites like liver and bacon stew, steak-and-kidney pudding and spotted dick alongside such gourmet treats as pan-fried halibut on artichoke puree and shrimp-fennel butter followed by rhubarb and whisky mille-feuille.

    Suffolk Chic

  • Some officials will even tell you, between the mille-feuille and the coffee, that Jospin's model is "the U.S.A., the most successful economy in the world."

    While The Sun Shines

  • There was strawberry and white chocolate mille-feuille.

    There was a meal

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