Recreate Lady M's Famous Earl Grey Crepe Cake
Dessert aficionados may recognize the name Lady M as a French patisserie, famous for their delectable 20-layer mille crepe cake, available in a variety of flavors. Sadly, not everyone has the chance to pop into one of their major cosmopolitan locations. Try this copycat recipe instead—with the addition of warm tea-steeped milk, this impressive dessert tastes just like a fragrant cup of earl grey tea.
Lady M's Earl Grey Crepe Cake
- Prep Time: 1 hr
- Cook Time: 1 hr
- Total Time: 2 hrs
- Servings: 12
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 ¼ cup milk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3 earl grey teabags
- 5 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 ½ cups milk
- 5 eggs
- 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 tbs lemon juice
- Pinch salt
- 2 cups double cream
- 2 tbs powdered sugar
- 1 earl grey teabag
Meanwhile, whisk together the egg, 1 tbs flour, 1 tbs sugar, and cornstarch in a bowl until smooth.
Slowly fold the earl grey pastry cream prepared in Steps 1-3 into the whipped cream until smooth. Refrigerate the filling.
In a separate bowl, mix together the 5 eggs, 1¼ cup flour, 3 tbs sugar, 5 tbs butter, and salt. Slowly add in the warm milk and mix until smooth.
Flip after about a minute, or once the edges start crisping up. Repeat until you have a stack of 20 crepes (but if you run out of energy, a shorter cake will taste just as good).