Paillets Feuilletine, dried caramelised crepes. I have looked and cannot find any method for the making of this product. As it is in many of my books and recipes but not readily available in australia, im looking for some information on the making of it.
After considerable searching, I found this tidbit buried in an an old Callebaut product catalog: Pailleté feuilletine is broken up pieces of crepes dentelles.
This video from Bryan Talbot shows how to prepare crepes dentelles in considerable detail. He indicates that he had to reverse engineer the recipe because none were available. His ingredients are:
1/4 lb Butter 1/2 Cup Sugar 1/2 All Purpose Flour 1 Egg White Pinch Of Salt
Mix the ingredients, spread very thinly on a parchment or silicone mat lined baking sheet, and bake at 400 F until golden brown, about 5 minutes. If you are going to roll or mold them, do so when they are still very hot.
You could then crush it for pailleté feuilletine. If you are going to do crush them, there probably is little point in rolling or molding them.
Voici une autre vidéo, mais elle est en français. It does not show the ingredients in the batter, but the outcome is very similar, which lends credence to the Talbot video.
Here is another video from Jennifer Field showing her process of reverse engineering the crepres dentelles (one of her commentors points out this means "lacey crepes"). The video is long and shows the development process. The final recipe and technique is somewhat different, as she paints the batter onto a hot griddle with a pastry brush, and gets a much more delicate product. Her blog entry has her recipe.
Update: Another recipe, from Brave Tart, where the author simply calls it feuilletine, rather than crepes dentelles.