Traditional Vanilla Slice

Ingredients

  • 2 Borg's Extra Flaky Puff Pastry
  • 250ml (1 cup) milk
  • 1 vanilla bean, spilt
  • 3/4 cup corn flour
  • 1/2 cup custard powder
  • 220g (1 cup) caster sugar
  • 750ml (3 cups) thickened cream
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • icing sugar

Preparation Time 40 minutes
Baking TIme 10 minutes
Servings 4

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 210

  2. Using a square 230mm pan line with aluminum foil, so that the foil comes over the sides, (this allows you to lift out the slice)

  3. Place each pastry sheet on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper, then bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Set aside to cool. Once cool, place 1 pastry sheet, cooked-sided up, in bottom pan. ( You may need to trim it slightly to fit)

  4. Place milk in a pan over medium heat, Scrape in vanilla seeds and add bean too. Warm gently, then set aside for 10 minutes.

  5. Place cornflour, custard powder and caster sugar in a pan. Strain milk, discarding bean, into pan with cornflour and whisk until smooth. Add cream, then to heat, stirring constantly over low heat until the mixture thickens and boils. Add butter, stirring well to combine, then remove from heat and whisk in egg yolks, one at a time, until smooth. Pour into pastry-lined pan and set aside to cool slightly before placing another piece of pastry, cooked-sided up, on top.

  6. Refrigerated overnight.

  7. Remove from pan, cut into slices

  8.  Dust with icing sugar. Serve with your favourite cafe latte.