Vanilla Slice

Recipe by Perfect Pixie
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READY IN: 36mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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