Vanilla Slice

Vanilla Slice

Ingredients – Filling

Ingredients – Icing

1 cup of caster sugar 1½ cups of icing sugar
1 cup corn flour ¼ cup of passion fruit
½ cup custard powder 2 teaspoons lemon juice
3 cups of milk 15 g butter extra, softened
1 cup of cream  
60 g butter  
3 egg yolks plus *1 whole egg (whisked)  
2 sheets of ready rolled puff pastry  


Preheat oven to hot 240° C (200º F). Brush 2 oven trays with oil. Line base and sides of a shallow 23 cm square cake tin with aluminium foil, extending over 2 sides. Place pastry sheets on prepared oven trays. Prick all over with a fork. Bake 8 minutes or until golden. Remove from the oven: trim each pastry sheet to 23cm square. Place 1 sheet in prepared tin, topside down.

Combine sugar, corn flour and custard powder in a medium pan. Gradually add milk and cream; stir until smooth. Stir mixture constantly over medium heat 2 minutes or until mixture boils and thickens. Add the butter and essence; stir until smooth.

Remove from heat. Whisk in egg yolks and the one whole egg until combined. Spread custard over pastry in tin, cover with remaining pastry, top side down; cool.

Combine icing sugar, passion fruit pulp, juice and butter in heatproof bowl. Stand bowl over pan of simmering water and stir until icing is smooth and glossy; remove from heat. Lift slice out of cake tin. Spread icing over top of slice; allow to set.

*The white of the egg holds the mixture together.



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