Making a thick, rich and creamy vanilla slice might seem to be a herculean task, but it is not. With a little care and some practice, you can easily make a perfect vanilla slice. You just need to get the proper ingredients, and handle them carefully with patience. That is the only trick behind getting the perfect vanilla slice that you can be proud of. It is important not to lose your confidence if it doesn’t turn out to be perfect in shape, and remember that in the end it is the taste that matters. If you can’t get the shape perfect you can always do better with the next one.
So let us start with the recipe! Here are the ingredients that you will need:
–>Half-a-cup of custard powder
–>Three-fourths of a cup of cornstarch
–>One small cup of white sugar
–>One 17 1/4 package of a frozen puff pastry
–>Five cups of milk
–>Quarter cup of butter
–>One tablespoon of milk
–>One teaspoon of vanilla essence
–>A dash of vanilla essence
–>One cup of sugar
To begin with, check that the pastry sheets are thawed, so that they won’t break at the lightest touch. In a pre-heated oven (upto 200 degrees C), put in some baking sheets for around 15 minutes.
Then, you need to get a large saucepan for mixing in the ingredients together. Begin by mixing the cornstarch, sugar and custard powder, along with some milk which you need to pour in little by little. After you get a paste-like look with the mixture, pour in some more milk and add the butter as well. Put the mixture on a medium flame, and stir for around three minutes. You should begin to see a thick mixture forming in the saucepan.
Now it is time to add the vanilla essence and the egg yolks to the mixture. We’re getting close to the final steps now.
Get a 9-inch baking dish and cover it carefully with a foil. Lay one of the baking sheets on the baking dish. Now pour out the mixture onto the sheet slowly, and make sure that it is even. Then put another pastry sheet on top of the mixture.
Now it is time to prepare the icing. Take a small bowl and mix some milk, a dash of vanilla and confectioners’ sugar together. Use a knife to spread this icing on the pastry sheet at the top. Watch your grip.
The dish is almost ready. Now you just have to place the baking dish in the refrigerator until the custard is firm and steady. Once you are sure that it has indeed been done, all you need to do is take out the dish, and serve the delicious vanilla slice to someone with a good appetite. It’s just that simple! It might take more than one serving to help you get the perfect shape, but you shouldn’t give up if you don’t get it right the first time.