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Vanilla Custard Slice Recipe

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This a quick, easy, and lovely afternoon Vanilla Custard Slice Recipe as a teatime treat for all the enjoy. Use ready-rolled puffed pastry, so easy.

Vanilla Custard Slice
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This a quick, easy, and lovely afternoon Vanilla Custard Slice Recipe as a teatime treat for all the enjoy. Use ready-rolled puffed pastry, so easy.

  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Assembling and resting: 4 hours
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 20 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Easy

Ingredients

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  • 4 sheets of store-bought puff pastry, thawed
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 cups single (pouring) cream – I used whipping cream, as I could not get single cream.
  • 120g unsalted butter, chopped
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 50g cornflour
  • 50g Custard powder
  • 250ml water
  • 12 egg yolks
  • 100 ml icing sugar, for dusting

Instructions

Pastry

  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC (350ºF).
  2. Place the pastry sheets on baking trays lined with non-stick baking paper.
  3. Top each pastry sheet with non-stick baking paper and place an additional baking tray on each pastry sheet as a weight. I added an extra ceramic bowl as extra weight.
  4. Bake for 20–25 minutes or until golden.
  5. Cool completely on wire racks.
  6. Using a serrated knife, trim the pastry sheets to fit the pan you intend to use. Set aside.

Filling

  1. Place the milk, cream, butter, vanilla, and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat and cook until just boiling.
  2. Remove from the heat.
  3. Combine the cornflour and water and whisk into the hot milk mixture with the egg yolks.
  4. Return to the heat, whisking, and bring to a boil.
  5. Cook, whisking, for 30 seconds – 1 minute or until thickened.
  6. I lined my cake tin with tinfoil and made sure to have enough foil hanging over the sides of the tin in order to lift the slices from the tin after it has chilled.
  7. Place 1 pastry sheet in the base of the cake tin, then top it with the custard and the remaining pastry sheet and press down gently.
  8. Refrigerate for 3–4 hours or until set.
  9. Dust with icing sugar and slice to serve.

 

I also tested by slicing the pastry into fingers, then baking it. Once done, spread with custard, and top with a second finger. Dust with icing sugar and serve.

Notes

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 511
  • Sugar: 20.2 g
  • Sodium: 152.4 mg
  • Fat: 33.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 46.4 g
  • Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 7.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 144.6 mg

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4 thoughts on “Vanilla Custard Slice Recipe”

  1. Looks delicious Esme, and thanks for sharing. About your comment on my post Orange to Your Emotional Rescue post notice that I did hop over to Esme Salon InLinkz 260 Senior Salon Pit Stop and Posted #54 through 58. Warm regards, Nancy Andres @ Colors 4 Health

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