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Custard slices

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Custard slices with white Glaze Icing drizzled over the top and to be enjoyed with a lot of wonderful friends with coffee and laughter

Ingredients Pastry

  • 140 g Golden Cloud cake flour
  • 1 ml salt
  • 125 g cold butter
  • 125 g smooth cottage cheese ( you can use mascarpone cheese, I did )

Glaze Icing

  • 100 g icing sugar, sifted, mixed with 2 tsp milk or more milk to reach the consistency required

Ingredients Custard Filling

  • 250 ml milk
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 50 g sugar
  • 25 ml cake flour
  • 5 ml vanilla essence

Method

Pastry:

  1. Sift flour and salt together. Rub in butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. Add cottage cheese and mix into a soft dough.
  3. Shape pastry into a disk and cover
  4. in cling wrap, refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. Roll the pastry out on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of 3 mm.
  6. Cut pastry into 5 x 5 cm squares and place on a greased baking tray.
  7. Brush with egg wash.
  8. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 ˚C for 12 – 15 minutes or until golden in color.
  9. Allow cooling. Sandwich pastry together with custard filling.
Custard Slices

Custard Filling

  1. Heat 250 ml milk to the boiling point, do not simmer.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk 3 egg yolks with 50 g sugar until light and creamy.
  3. Whisk in 25 ml cake flour.
  4. Stir milk into the egg mixture, whilst stirring with a whisk until the mixture is smooth and lump-free.
  5. Return to low moderate heat.
  6. Stir continuously with a whisk until the mixture has thickened.
  7. Simmer over low heat for 2 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat, transfer to a mixing bowl and
  9. stir in 5 ml vanilla essence.
  10. Cover the surface of the custard with cling wrap to prevent
  11. skin from forming.
  12. Allow cooling completely.
  13. Use to sandwich the pastry squares

Glaze Icing

  1. Mix icing sugar and milk to desired consistency and drizzle over the top of custard squares

Source: Golden Cloud
Prepared, tried, and tested by Gail

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