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Shirini Napoleoni

- Napoleon Pastry -
This is a flaky layered Iranian pastry filled with a delicious sweet and vanilla flavoured cream.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Fridge time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Persian
Servings 4


  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry
  • 300 ml Double cream
  • 2 tsp Vanilla paste
  • 1 dl Caster sugar


  • 1/2 dl Icing sugar
  • 1/2 dl Pistachio - chopped
  • 1 tbsp Rose petals


  • Preheat oven to 200° F
  • Divide the Puff pastry into 3 equal rectangle shapes + leave some leftover for the crumbs. Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool. Using your fingers, crumble the leftover piece to as it's being used as topping.
  • Place the double cream, caster sugar and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Using an electric mixer, whisk the mixture on medium speed until the mixture is stiff.
  • Using a spatula, place some cream on the bottom piece and spread it to the corners. Do the same thing with the middle and top piece.
  • Sprinkle the crushed puff pastry and then the caster sugar on top. Garnish with the chopped pistachios and rose petals.
  • Ideally, leave it in the fridge for 2h to chill before serving.
Keyword Cream, Pastry