Napoleon Torte

Recipe by Olha7397
READY IN: 37mins
YIELD: 1 cake




  • To make pastry, cut butter into flour until crumbly and blend in sour cream.
  • Form dough into 10 balls.
  • Cover each with wax paper and refrigerate overnight.
  • Allow dough to stand at room temperature for 15 minutes, then roll each ball into a wafer thin circle on a lightly floured board.
  • Prick all over and bake at 350 degrees F.
  • for 7 to 10 minutes.
  • Cool.
  • To make filling# 1--Mix together sugar, flour and salt in top of double boiler.
  • Gradually add hot milk, stirring constantly.
  • Cook and stir until mixture thickens.
  • Pour a small amount over egg yolks, mix thoroughly and pour back into hot mixture.
  • Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Cool, then add vanilla.
  • To make filling# 2--Pour milk into top of double boiler and cook, stirring frequently, until thickened- about 30 minutes.
  • Add egg yolks slowly in a thin stream, stirring constantly.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Cook and stir for 10 minutes.
  • CHILL.
  • Beat butter until fluffy, then slowly beat in chilled milk mixture.
  • TO ASSEMBLE TORTE: Place one layer of pastry on a platter and spread with either filling.
  • Continue stacking, alternating fillings, until 1 layer of pastry remains.
  • Frost top and sides with remaining filling.
  • Crush remaining pastry layer and cover torte with crumbs.
  • Refrigerate for several hours.
  • Serves 30.