Mauritian napolitaine


Napolitaine is a very popular Mauritian sweet pastry. Traditionally, it is made of two shortbread biscuits filled with strawberry jam and covered with a pink icing. Napolitaines are very delicate, buttery and sweet. One is never enough!
Looking for something a bit more different? Try our Nutella napolitaine or our Matcha napolitaine!

5 from 6 votes

mauritian napolitaine

Servings 12 napolitaines
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


The biscuit

  • 250 g plain flour
  • 175 g butter or margarine in small cubes

The icing

  • 200 g pure icing sugar
  • ½ tsp rose water
  • 4-5 tbsp water
  • pink food colouring

The filling

  • strawberry jam or any other jam


Check out our video below for more details!

    The biscuit

    • In a large bowl, sift the flour and add in the butter. Mix with your hands until everything is combined and a dough is formed. Do not overmix or the butter will melt.
    • Wrap the dough in a cling film and refrigerate for at least 30mins.
    • In the meantime, preheat the oven to 180°C / 356°F.
    • After 30mins, take out the dough and use a rolling pin to roll it out until it's about 5mm thickness.
    • Using a 3.5cm round cookie cutter, gently cut out round shape biscuits then transfer onto a baking tray.
    • Re-shape any leftover dough and repeat steps 4-5 above to make more biscuits.
    • Bake in the oven for 18–20mins or until lightly golden.
    • Once done, set the biscuits aside on a rack. Let them cool down completely before assembling the napolitaines.

    The icing

    • In a medium bowl, sift the pure icing sugar. Add in 1 tbsp of cold water at a time while stirring.
    • The icing sugar will melt gradually until a thick and glossy consistency is reached. See video for consistency.
    • Add in the rose water and a few drops of pink food colouring to finish the icing mixture.

    Assemble the napolitaine

    • Spread some jam on one side of a biscuit and place another biscuit on top of the jam.
    • Slowly pour the icing mixture over the biscuits to coat the top and all sides.
    • Let the napolitaines set at room temperature and enjoy!



    Course: Dessert, Snack
    Cuisine: Mauritian
    Keyword: Vegan, Vegetarian

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    1. @miilioprod says:

      5 stars
      So easy to make ❤

    2. 5 stars
      Tried and tested! Great recipe 👍😃

    3. Salahskitchen says:

      5 stars
      Wow.. Very yummy and unique recipe you made.. Superb😊😋🙌

    4. I love yr recipe

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    5. 5 stars
      Looking so easy n yummy

    6. 4 stars
      J’ai raté mon glaçage 😭😭

    7. 5 stars
      Very easy to follow recipe, thank you!

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