Total Time
36mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 6 mins

In New Zealand, I would always love going to the bakery to buy a vanilla slice. Now that I have moved to England, we can't get them anymore. I found this recipe in a cookbook my Mummy had hidden away, and the memories came pouring back

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Line a 23cm square slab pan with foil, bring foil up to overlap sides of pan.
  2. Place pastry sheets on lightly greased oven trays.
  3. Bake in a hot oven about 6 minutes, or until well browned.
  4. Cool.
  5. Gently flatten pastry with hand.
  6. Fit 1 pastry sheet in prepared pan.
  7. Combine sugar, cornflour and custard powder in pan.
  8. Gradually stir in milk. Stir until smooth.
  9. Add butter and stir over heat until mixture boils and thickens.
  10. Simmer, stirring, about 3 minutes or until very thick and smooth.
  11. Remove from heat and stir in yolks and essence.
  12. Pour hot custard over pastry in pan.
  13. Top with remaining sheet of pastry, flat side up.
  14. Press down slightly.
  15. Cool.
  16. Spread pastry with passionfruit icing.
  17. Cut when set.
  18. FOR THE ICING:.
  19. Sift icing sugar into small heat-proof bowl.
  20. Stir in butter, passionfruit juice and enough water to make a stiff paste.
  21. Stir icing over hot water until spreadable.
  22. Recipe can be made a day ahead.
  23. Store covered in refrigerator.
  24. Do not freeze or microwave.
Most Helpful

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Perfect! Perfect! Perfect! If I could give more than 5 stars I would! this was delicious! The custard was gorgeously smoothe and not overly sweet, just perfect! Thanks for this wonderful recipe that will be made for years to come.