Sunday, February 27, 2011

Easy Vanilla Slice

It is the awesome Carmen's birthday and I thought I would surprise her by baking her something. But the challenge is that Carmen's brother is a super star chef who has worked in top restaurants, Quay and Urbane so I am weeing myself slightly. What could I make? Cake? Biscuits? Slices? I ended up thinking back to Australia Day where the lovely Renee made an awesome Easy Vanilla Slice. They were morish and I hoped that mine would be even half as neat as Renee's offering. The photo above is 1/2 cup custard power, 1/2 cup caster sugar, 1 cup of cream, 2 cups of milk and a 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract placed in a saucepan, stirred over medium heat to thicken.

I then layered one pack of Arnott's Lattice Biscuits in a tray with the glazed side down.

Once the custard is warm, spread the mixture over the biscuits.

Layer another pack of the Lattice Biscuits over the custard. If you have cut some of the biscuits in half like I have, ensure your top and bottoms line up, otherwise it will be difficult to cut. Chill for 30 minutes and prepare the icing. The recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups of pure icing sugar and 2-3 tablespoons of passionfruit pulp but I honestly thing you could cut the icing ingredients by half.

Here is the finished result that I plan to take to work tomorrow. This Easy Vanilla Slice is great for barbecues, morning teas etc as they are so quick and easy to make, this might actually become a part of my regular food offering.


  1. Glad to see it worked for you! I love a good snot block...ahem. Vanilla slice.

  2. Me too. I love custard but I am so inspired by Nikki's rainbow cake.