Napoleones and Piaya are two of Bacolod City’s popular confectioneries. Here’s the recipe of the famous Napoleones which was first popularized by Roli’s bakeshop in Bacolod City.
Napoleones is basically made of sugar, egg, flour, butter and milk. The top Napoleones is lashed by a thin layer of white sugar glaze plus the layered puff pastry sandwiching a slather of sweet custard cream that has a delicate sweetness that can satisfy the cravings of your sweet taste buds. According to Wikitravel, Napoleones originates from France where it is known as Mille-feuille (sample photo), and in the United States it is known as Napoleon pastry(sample photo).
In Bacolod City you can buy this delectable dessert at Roli’s restaurant, Virgies Homemade products, Pendy’s and Quan restaurant. Aside from Bacolod City, Napoleones can now be found in Manila at SM Megamall Roli’s bakeshop stall.
This PinoyRecipe.net’s Napoleones Recipe came from a friend who used to work at a famous bakeshop in Bacolod, we tested it and the taste is almost the same as the one sold commercially.
Enjoy Bacolod’s finest and delectable dessert, Napoleones.
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 100 ml of cold water
- 220 grams butter, chilled
- pinch of salt
- 1/4 tsp vinegar or lime juice