Mocha raspberry millefeuille

A recipe worth keeping at hand as the holiday season inches closer.
recipe, mocha, dessert, raspberries
Image by:
Recipe from: 26 November 2015
Preparation time: 20min + Standing time
Cooking time: 25 min


  • 400
    roll puff pastry, defrosted but kept cold
  • 1
    lightly beaten egg
  • 200
    dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids), finely chopped
  • 100
    milk chocolate, finely chopped
  • 40
    coffee liqueur
  • 1/2
    instant espresso powder
  • 500
    double cream
  • 125
Servings: Change Serving



Preheat oven to 200C.

Unroll the pastry on a lightly floured surface and cut out two 12cm x 25cm rectangles.

Prick with a fork and place each on a baking tray lined with baking paper, then freeze for 30 minutes.

Brush the pastry lightly with eggwash, then place 4 small 2cm-high cookie cutters in the corners of each tray, cover with a piece of baking paper, then another baking tray (this will help the pastry to rise evenly).

Bake for 20 - 25 minutes until dark golden and crisp, swapping the trays halfway through to bake evenly.

Cool on the trays for 15 minutes, then cool completely on wire racks.

Heat the chocolate, liqueur and espresso powder in a bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, stirring occasionally, until smooth.

Remove from the heat, add the cream and whisk for about 5 minutes with an electric beater until soft peaks form.

Refrigerate to firm up slightly, about 5-10 minutes.

Halve each puff pastry rectangle lengthways with a large serrated knife, place one on a serving platter and spread with a third of the mocha creme and sandwich with another piece of puff pastry.

Spread another third of creme on top and place the raspberries on top of the creme layer.

Sandwich the remaining two pieces of pastry with the remaining creme and gently place on top of the raspberries.

Dust with icing sugar, cut into slices with a large serrated knife and serve immediately.

Recipe reprinted with permission of Hein Stirred. To see more recipes, please click here.

To receive quick and convenient weekday recipes, join our Easy Weekday Meals mailing list, and for up-to-date trending food, restaurant and wine news subscribe to our Editor’s Weekly newsletter.


Read more on: recipe  |  dessert


Vietnamese egg coffee

2016-02-15 12:21

Tip of the day

Basic basil care
Basil wilts quickly, but will perk up when left in cool water for about 30 minutes. Then blot the leaves dry and store them at room temperature in a tightly sealed bag. If basil is stored in the refrigerator, it turns black.

Find a recipe


Today's Easy Weekday Meal

Lentil frikkadels
Meatless "meatballs" for a meat-free dinner any day of the week.
Prep time:  15 min
Cooking time:  10 min
See this week's meals

We're talking about ...

Delicious breakfasts
Whip up quick, tasty meals that feed your imagination.


Review: Three Wise Monkeys in Sea Point

We try some ramen and poké bowls at Sea Point's newest Asian go-to.

  • Cubana (Claremont)
    The food was excellent. The service was shocking, management apathetic and the ambien...
  • Rcaffé restaurant
    Don't bother eating there. I have had it with the attitude. I don't like the fact t...

Find a restaurant

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.