Banana Custard Slice

"From James Reeson Alive and Cooking, this looks delicious and relatively easy. Times are estimated and have not included 1 hour refrigeration time."
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  • Into a large saucepan put milk, sugar, eggs and bananas and then blend with a stick blender (if you don't have a stick blender then use a blender or food processor and then transfer to saucepan) heat over a very gentle heat stirring frequently until the custard thickens (should coat back of wooden spoon with a thick mix and when stirring leave a trail), add arrowroot to help thicken even more.
  • Spread the custard out on a tray (with sides) to let cool completely.
  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
  • Cut pastry sheets in half and place pastry sheets on baking paper lined trays.
  • Prick pastry sheets all over with a fork.
  • Place in oven and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Give cooled custard a stir to (don't worry about it having formed a skin), put down a layer of pastry and top with 1/3 of the custard but don't take it right to the edge, put on another 1/3 layer of custard and then another pastry sheet and then the final layer of custard and the final 4th sheet of pastry.
  • Sprinkle with icing sugar and then refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Remove and slice into desired portions (3 to 4).

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  1. Julie Bs Hive
    I made mine into a loaf as stated in the recipe, nice presentation with fresh mixed berries Loved the banana custard though the color was a bit off, possibly due to the 2% milk I used. Left overnight the pudding separated just enough to make the bottom layer slightly soggy, again probably due to the thinner milk. I will make this again using whole milk as everyone enjoyed it. Thanks Pat. Made for RS#44.
  2. kittycatmom
    This is a lovely banana custard. We enjoyed this very much. I didn't have the time to make it exactly as written - I used pre-baked phylo shells, still a beautiful presentation. Thank you Pat! I will make this again. Made for Every Day is a Holiday! eta - If you have a double boiler, use it! This custard comes together VERY Quickly, and if you aren't watching closely you will end up with banana flavored scrambeled eggs! :)


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