Now that we are all caught up, I thought I would share a recipe for one of my absolute favourite things to eat....when it is done well. Over the years I have had some amazing vanilla slices, also known colloquially as 'snot blocks', but I have also had some pretty bland and tasteless slices with a plastic texture to the custard. A good vanilla slice is worth driving for miles for, and I may have taken a detour to small country towns that are famous for their vanilla slices once or twice!
I also got lots of complements for it too which was nice. I was especially pleased that the custard wasn't plasticky! It was light and creamy and tasty. Well done me!
This is actually a sponsored post, hence the specific brand name for the sweetener.
I would say that I didn't actually make the passionfruit glaze because I don't like passionfruit so I used the icing from another recipe, which I will include below. The first time I did only use the 9 biscuits but because my tin is slightly bigger I ended up using more biscuits the second time because otherwise the biscuits move round too much when you pour the custart over them.
Vanilla Slice with Passionfruit Glaze(Serves 18 apparently, or 9 big ones!!)
Cooking Oil Spray, to grease
18 lattice biscuits
1/2 cup custard powder
4 cups skim milk
1 cup Equal Spoonful
2 Tbspn vanilla extract
2 Tbspn fresh passionfruit pulp
1 Tbsnp cornflour
Extra1 Tbspn Equal Spoonful
1. Grease a 20cm square tin with cooking oil. Line base and sides with baking powder
2. Line base of hte tin with 9 lattice biscuitsin a single layer, leaving a 1cm border. Set aside.
3. Put custard powder in a medium saucepan and whisk in milk in two batches until well combined and smooth. Cook over a medium heat stirring constantly, for 5 minutes or until mixture is very thick. Remove from heat and stir in Equal Spoonful and vanilla extract.
4. Pour into prepared tin. Spread surface to smooth. Top with 9 lattice biscuits in a single layer, leaving a 1cm border. Refrigerate for 5 hours or overnight or until set.
5. To make passionfruit glaze, put passion fruit pulp, cornflour and extra Equal Spoonful in a medium bowl and stir until combined. Cut slice into 9 squares, following biscuits as a guide then cut each squre in half to form triangles. Drizzle with passionfruit glaze and serve.
When I made the icing, I used 1 teaspoon of light margarine, 2 tbspn of skin milk and 1 cup of icing sugar and mixed until thoroughly mixed.I might try using a bit of lemon juice one time and see how that works!!
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