Buttery, flaky pastry layers generously filled with custard and topped with fresh strawberries… In Russian literature, a cake named Наполеон (Napoleon) is first mentioned as early as in the first half of the 19th century! The cake has enjoyed an especially great popularity since the centenary celebration of the Russian victory over Napoleon in the Patriotic War of 1812.
Nowadays, the Napoleon remains one of the most popular cakes in Russia. According to the highest baking standards our Napoleon when tasted, reveals a custard with a creamy smooth texture and a balance of vanilla taste with a crisp, crunchy pastry topped with a smooth and shiny glaze/fondant.
Puff pastry, vanilla custard, fresh strawberries
Gluten, dairy, eggs, nuts
Please note that all our products are made in kitchens that handle nuts
square 15cm (6 portions), square 20cm (8 portions), square 30cm (18 portions), rectangle 40x30cm (25 portions), rectangle 60x40cm (50 portions)
Birdberry CakeFrom: £35.00
Dakota’s Tribe Favourite Treat or 6 Reasons to Try Our Birdberry Cake:
- Dakota’s tribe favourite dessert, Birdberry cake, was produced by grinding the entire birdberry fruit, including the seeds (exactly as we do!), mixing it with corn and animal fat and making cakes out of the mass.
- Native Americans used the extracts of birdberry to treat common health problems like colds, sore throats, coughs to aid digestion and more surprisingly… to induce childbirth.
- Birdberry has esoteric roots too! It was used as the fuel source for the altar fire at peyote ceremonies, prayer ceremonies that utilized the hallucinogenic peyote cactus.
- Birdberry (also called sugarberry, beaverwood and nettletree) fruits have rich vitamin content and provide long lasting energy when consumed. Historically they often served as a food source for explorers during their long treks towards the west.
- Scientists in Egypt found that birdberry leaves contain significant antioxidant and cytotoxic properties that are known remedies against aging and cancer prevention.
- Most famous mention of birdberry appears to be in Homer’s The Odyssey, where famed “lotus fruits” lured Odysseus’s team away from their homelands.