Traditional Vanilla SliceThe original snot block!

Traditional Vanilla Slice is a combination of delicious homemade custard, flaky pastry and icing.  Yummy yum yum.  If you want the ‘cheating version’ with vanilla pudding mix – we have that too!

Traditional Vanilla Slice | Stay at Home Mum

serves
16
time needed
prep cook
ingredients
8
difficulty
Easy
rating (click to rate)
4.3 based on 1616 ratings, click to rate

Ingredients

  • 2 Puff Pastry sheets
  • 1/4 cup Custard Powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup Caster Sugar
  • 1 cup Cream
  • 1 1/2 cups Milk
  • 25 grams Butter
  • 1 1/2 cups Icing Sugar


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Method

  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees.
  2. Line two oven trays with baking paper.
  3. Place the pastry sheets on the prepared trays and prick all over with a fork.
  4. Bake for 10 - 15 minutes or until golden and crisp.
  5. Cool on a wire rack.
  6. To make the custard, blend the custard powder, sugar, milk and cream in a saucepan over medium heat until custard boils and thickens.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  8. Cover the surface of the custard completely with plastic wrap (to stop a skin forming) and cool completely.
  9. Spread one sheet of the puff pastry evenly with custard. Top with remaining pastry sheet upside down.
  10. To make the icing, combine the butter and icing sugar in a heatproof bowl.
  11. Stand the bowl over a pan of simmering water and stir until the icing is smooth and glossy.
  12. Remove from the heat and spread evenly over the pastry sheet.
  13. Refrigerate for several hours before cutting into squares and serving.

Notes

Recipe Tips and Hints:

  • Traditional Vanilla Slice can be kept in the fridge (covered in plastic wrap) for up to two days.
  • Is not suitable for freezing.
  • If you aren't keen on pastry, you can use Lattice Biscuits instead!

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