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By: Jonas Hathaway
As I currently have a little time, I was surfing on the web last week. Looking for fresh, challenging tips, inspirational meals that I've never tasted before, to surprise my family with. Hunting for a long time yet could not come across any interesting things. Just before I thought to give up on it, I discovered this delightful and easy treat by accident at ambitiouskitchen. The dessert looked so delightful on its snapshot, that called for prompt action.
It was simple enough to imagine just how it is created, its taste and how much boyfriend might want it. Mind you, it is extremely easy to please the guy when it comes to treats. Yes, I'm a blessed one. Or maybe he is.Anyway, I got into the blog and used the precise instuctions that had been coupled with great pictures of the procedure. It just makes life quite easy. I can imagine that it is a bit of a effort to shoot photographs in the midst of cooking in the kitchen because you most often have sticky hands so that i genuinely appreciate the commitment she placed in for making this blogpost .
With that said I am encouraged to present my own dishes in a similar way. Many thanks for the concept.
I was tweaking the original mixture create it for the taste of my loved ones. I can say it turned out a terrific outcome. They loved the taste, the overall look and enjoyed having a treat like this in the middle of a stressful week. They basically asked for lots more, many more. Hence the next time I'm not going to commit the same mistake. I'm likely to multiply the amount .

I have always had a fondness for the classic vanilla slice. Less celebrated then the pavlova or the lamington, but just as Australian. It is one of those slices you would run into in just about every bakery.
When I visited my sister in Melbourne this past year we passed numerous bakeries who had competed in the annual Great Australian Vanilla Slice Triumph competition. I returned determined to reproduce the beautiful slice I tasted while in Victoria. The vanilla custard filling was thick and creamy, and not at all gelatinous, like some of the sub-standard vanilla slices sold in some places.
A piece of the World's biggest vanilla slice in Flinders, VIC
My previous make an effort to make vanilla slice was a bit disheartening because my filling didn't set completely so when I cut it it was a bit messy (see my post here ). Ever since then I have been hesitant to check it out again, so I decided to make a different recipe by Donna Hay this time. I've altered the recipe only a little and this time I have were able to produce a vanilla slice that is just right!
The truly amazing Australian Vanilla Slice
Recipe adapted from Modern Classics 2 by Donna Hay
2 bought butter puff pastry sheets, thawed
Icing sugar, to dust
1 1/2 cups milk
60g unsalted butter
2/3 cup caster sugar
1/3 cup cornflour
Preheat oven to 210°C. Place puff pastry sheets on baking trays lined with baking paper. Prick around with a fork then bake for 10 minutes or until golden. Once out of the oven if they are too puffed, cover with a clean tea towel and gentle push down. Cool on a rack.
Place milk in a saucepan over medium heat with vanilla seeds and pod and heat until warm. Reserve for ten full minutes to allow flavours to infuse. Strain milk into a clean saucepan.
Add the cream, butter and sugar to saucepan with milk and heat over medium low heat until hot but not boiling. Mix the cornflour with 1/2 cup water to a smooth paste then whisk into the milk mixture.
Add the egg yolks and stir over heat, simmering, for six minutes, or until the mixture has thickened. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
Line a 23cm square tin with baking paper. Trim each pastry sheet to fit tin. Place one sheet in the base of tin, then spread filling evenly and top with remaining pastry sheet. Refrigerate for 2 hours, until set.
To serve, cut into 9 slices with a serrated knife and dust with icing sugar.
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It sounds like I've been missing out!
Well, I could tell you now, I'm Victorian and I ENJOY vanilla slice. I have my very own recipe which will be asked for often , and I wonder if I should enter that Best Vanilla Slice in the State" competition too!
Ha! Anyhow, I've just read both your vanilla slice posts and although the other one didn't set, I bet it still tasted delicious. It still looked pretty yummy!
So when you're next in Victoria, you must decide to try the vanilla slice in a little town called Wesley Hill, just out of Castlemaine. It's in the very best 10!
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