I think we all have certain dishes specific to our family without which holiday tables seem incomplete. Since I can remember I entered the New Year with a slice of Mille-feuille/Napoleon, but when I stoped eating sugar, had to forget about this tradition. This year was the first in which I decided to celebrate both Christmas and New Year in Bucharest and I had total freedom in developing the menu for the holidays.
When we went to my parents for the holidays, I cooked healthier alternatives for myself, but I could not force others to give up the foods they love so much. Do not think that I haven’t tried, but I’m tired and I decided to wait until they will come by themselves to the right conclusions. As I said, when celebrating New Year, we always had Napoleon cake on our table, but it had sugar and other unknown things. Although I often insisted to make a homemade cake, no one seemed to support my idea, because it was much easier to order one. My grandma always bought the cake from someone who was making them at home and she was saying that the best ingredients are used, but I would have been more comfortable if the cake was made by us.
Do not get me wrong, I think it is very handy to order certain products if you simply do not have time, but this wasn’t the case. I wanted so much a slice of Mille-feuille, that I was determined to make a sugar-free version. The truth is that the recipe would be much better if I would have made the cake from scratch, with butter-based dough, but this year I had no time for experiments. I have never made pastry dough, because the preparation process requires patience and time, and in most cases I don’t have any. However, my cake was wonderful and I decided to share the recipe with you. If I will come up with a recipe for homemade puff pastry, I will update the existing recipe but you can also use other recipes if you like.
I hope you will try this cake because it is absolutely wonderful and a slice will not affect you in any way. Remember, you will not gain weight by eating one high calorie mean nor will you lose weight after eating a salad. The appearance and the health of the body are the result of continuity in making good decisions. I do not encourage the consumption of products with white flour, but one shouldn’t have an unhealthy relationship with food. It’s all about balance and I believe that we shouldn’t have an unhappy life to be healthy.
One serving has 425kcal, 28.3g of fat, 34.9g of carbs and 7.3g of protein!