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April 2, 2008

Vanilla Slices

Filed under: only vegan food — by debs @ 4:20 pm

Another spur of the moment thing – just to see if they would work.  I used unsweetened puff pastry as that’s what I had in…next time I will make a sweetened flaky pastry as the puff pastry was okay but not 100% perfect…flaky would be a definite improvement.

Vanilla slices

Vanilla slices

Recipe as follows:-

Ingredients (makes 4 slices)

1 Block vegan puff pastry (approx 500g)

Vanilla Custard (filling)
1/3 cup sugar
pinch of salt
2 tbsp. cornstarch
1-1/2 cups vegan milk
1 tbsp. margarine
1 teas. vanilla

roughly 200g Icing Sugar
about 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
Water (only enough to make a thick, but still spreadable, icing)
Few squares of dark chocolate, melted.

Roll the pastry out to about 15inch x 15 inch, mark 8 rectangles off prior to baking (makes it easier to get a clean cut when cooked), prick well with a fork and bake at gas mark 5 until just starting to turn light golden brown. Cut rectangles out of pastry and put on a cooling rack to cool.

To make the vanilla filling, combine sugar, salt and cornstarch in a saucepan. Add milk and whisk together. Bring the mixture to a light boil over medium heat while whisking constantly. Lower to a simmer and whisk until thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add margarine and vanilla. Pour into a bowl and let cool, stirring every few minutes. Filling will continue to thicken as it cools. Leave until cold.

Assemble pastry slices with custard filling in middle.

Put icing sugar, vanilla essence in bowl, add in cold water a bit at time until you’ve got a smooth, thick, icing. Spread icing on top of vanilla slice.

Drizzle chocolate in lines across top of icing and ‘feather’ using cocktail stick or skewer.

Chill for a while and then eat!



  1. Wow, they look fab!!! Yum… I will definitely be stealing this idea.

    Comment by Rolanda — April 2, 2008 @ 4:59 pm |Reply

  2. bloody nora…those vanilla slices look amazing!!!

    you’re truly a vegan baking goddess!

    Comment by emma p — April 9, 2008 @ 8:49 pm |Reply

  3. OMG!
    I think I love you!
    I used to love these in my pregan days. These are SOOO gonna be made and in mah tummy!
    Happy MoFo’ing!

    Comment by Jeni Treehugger — October 1, 2008 @ 2:50 pm |Reply

  4. those look so unbelievably awesome!

    Comment by starofdavidfish — October 30, 2008 @ 11:31 pm |Reply

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