Custard Slices

No one can resist a custard slice. Delicious layers of crisp pastry and creamy confectioner’s custard.

Difficulty

Prep Time

30 minutes

Cooking Time

15 minutes

Serves

Makes 12 - 18 slices

Ingredients

  • 3 x 400g Rolls SPAR Puff Pastry

 Filling

  • 250ml SPAR Full Cream Milk
  • 250ml Cornflour
  • 125ml Custard Powder
  • 375ml SPAR Castor Sugar
  • A pinch of Salt
  • 500ml SPAR Cream
  • 625ml SPAR Full Cream Milk
  • 45ml SPAR Choice Butter
  • 4 SPAR Extra Large Eggs
  • 5ml Vanilla Essence
  • 250ml SPAR Icing Sugar
  • 10–15 ml Boiling Water

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.  Unroll the 3 rolls of puff pastry.  Place each on a baking tray that has been lined with foil.  Bake for 15–20 minutes until golden brown.  Lift off the baking tray using the foil. Place the first piece into a rectangular dish about 22cm x 30cm.
  2. For the filling: Mix the 250ml milk, cornflour, custard powder, castor sugar and salt together.
  3. Heat the cream and 625ml milk in a saucepan until hot.  Slowly stir in the custard mixture.  Stir over heat until it thickens and is smooth.
  4. Remove the custard from the heat.  Separate the eggs and stir the egg yolks, butter and vanilla essence into the thick custard mixture.
  5. Beat the egg whites until stiff and fold into the custard.
  6. Spoon half of the custard over the pastry in the dish.  Place the second piece on top.  Top with remaining custard and the last piece of pastry.  Refrigerate overnight. 
  7. Mix icing sugar and boiling water together until smooth.  Spoon over the pastry and serve sliced.

Hints & Tips

Always use eggs that are at room temperature for baking.  They whip up to a greater volume making your baking light and delicious.