Vanilla Slice Recipe

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Indulge in the luscious layers of our Vanilla Slice—a divine dessert that harmonizes the flakiness of puff pastry with the silkiness of vanilla custard. The crisp golden sheets cradle a rich vanilla custard, creating a textural symphony that delights the senses. Topped with a sweet vanilla icing, each bite is a journey into decadence and classic pastry perfection.

Vanilla Slice Recipe

The marriage of crisp pastry and silken custard creates a textural harmony that is as satisfying to the palate as it is pleasing to the eye. As you embark on each bite, the contrasting layers promise a journey of delightful contrasts, a balance of crunch and cream that embodies the essence of fine pastry craftsmanship.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Chilling Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American, French, Mexican
Servings 10
Calories 0.35 kcal

Equipment

  • Rolling Pin
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking sheet
  • Saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Mixing bowls
  • Baking dish
  • Sharp knife
  • Spoon or spatula

Ingredients
  

For the Puff Pastry:

  • 2 sheets of store-bought puff pastry thawed
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar for dusting

For the Vanilla Custard:

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the Icing:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
 

1. Puff Pastry Layers:

  • Preheat your oven to the temperature specified on the puff pastry package.
  • Roll out the thawed puff pastry sheets on a lightly floured surface to fit your baking dish.
  • Place the pastry sheets on a parchment-lined baking sheet and prick them with a fork to prevent excessive puffing.
  • Bake until golden brown and puffed. Once baked, let them cool.

2. Vanilla Custard:

  • In a saucepan, heat the milk until it's hot but not boiling.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together sugar, cornstarch, and egg yolks until well combined.
  • Gradually pour the hot milk into the egg mixture, whisking constantly.
  • Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring continuously until the custard thickens.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract. Let it cool slightly.

3. Assembling:

  • Place one sheet of puff pastry at the bottom of a baking dish.
  • Pour the slightly cooled vanilla custard over the pastry, spreading it evenly.
  • Place the second sheet of puff pastry on top of the custard.
  • Refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours or until the custard is fully set.

4. Icing:

  • In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, hot water, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Spread the icing over the top layer of puff pastry.

Serving:

  • Once the icing has set, dust the vanilla slice with powdered sugar.
  • Cut into squares and serve chilled.

Notes

Elevate your dessert experience with the sophistication and allure of our Vanilla Slice—a masterpiece that captures the essence of culinary elegance in every delectable layer.
Keyword Bakery, Quick & Easy, Quick Meal, vanilla, vanilla slice
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