Custard (Vanilla) Slice

Recipe by katej76
READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 16
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place piece greaseproof paper onto a flat biscuit tray and spray with cooking spray. Put a sheet of puff pastry on tray and pierce all over with a fork, but don't go all the way through pastry.
  • Put in oven about 200°C until puffed up and golden.
  • Let cool for a few minutes and gently push pastry down (I use a teatowel so my hands don't get burned) so it's flat. Take it off baking tray and remove paper.
  • Put pastry into a square dish that has been greased and lined with greaseproof paper. If pastry too big trim the sides a little. It should be a snug fit.
  • Bake second sheet of pastry, remove the paper and set pastry to one side until custard is done.
  • For the custard, put the sugar and custard powder into a large saucepan and mix together with a wire whisk.
  • Add the milk and mix to combine well.
  • Put saucepan on stovetop and heat on medium high until mixture begins to thicken, then lower the heat until mixture is very thick and hard to stir. I find using the wire whisk until mix begins to thicken prevents lumps, then use a spoon to stir it.
  • Add vanilla and mix well then pour into prepared dish.
  • Smooth top so it's even and put 2nd pastry sheet on top.
  • The icing amount depends on how thick a layer you want it, but I usually melt about 1 tablespoon of butter with 1 teaspoon boiling water. Then I add icing sugar, passionfruit pulp and a bit of water or lemon juice until it's the right consistency and amount--you don't want it too runny.
  • Pour the icing on top and put in fridge for a few hours or overnight.
  • Cut into squares and enjoy!
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