Is Napoleon cake Italian?
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In respect to this, why is it called Napoleon cake?
The cake initially named mille-feuille (which means a "thousand layers" in French) was brought to Russia in the early 19th century and was widely cooked during the festivities after the victory against the French army of Napoléon Bonaparte in 1812.
Likewise, how do you eat Napoleon cake? I'd recommend a sharp whack with the side of a spoon to break up the top layer of pastry rather than the steady pressure that results in oozing. The pastry chef probably uses a serrated knife to saw through the puff pastry.
One may also ask, what is the difference between Mille Feuille and Napoleon?
Apparently, there's very little difference. In France, a Napoleon will almost always have almond cream, while milles feuilles can be filled with whipped cream, pastry cream, or jam. The name Napoleon is not derived from the famous emperor, as might be assumed, but from Napolitain, for the city of Naples.
Where does mille feuille come from?
It consists of thin puff pastry and often topped with powdered sugar. In Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, it is consumed regularly and is known by the French name mille-feuille. In northern Morocco they call it milfa which is a portmanteau of the words mille and feuille.