Dreamy custard slices

Creamy, dreamy and totally decadent!
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Recipe from: 18 November 2015
Preparation time: 32min + Standing time
Cooking time: 15 min


  • 400
    ready-made puff pastry
  • 625
    evaporated milk
  • 10
    vanilla essence
  • 125
    condensed milk
  • 85
  • 6
    large egg yolks
  • icing sugar, for dusting
Servings: Change Serving



Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface until 3mm thick and cut into two 15 x 25cm rectangles.

Grease and line a baking tray, place pastry on tray and cover with another greased baking tray to act as a weight. Bake for about 10 minutes, until puffed and golden. Allow to cool.


In a saucepan heat the Ideal milk, vanilla essence and condensed milk until hot. Remove from heat. Mix cornflour with 125ml water to form a smooth paste and whisk into the hot milk.

Add the egg yolks, whisking continuously. Return mixture to the heat and simmer over a gentle heat for about five minutes, until the mixture has thickened. Allow to cool to room temperature.

Spread one pastry sheet with filling and top with the other pastry sheet. Refrigerate for an hour until set. Dust with icing sugar and cut into slices to serve.

Image and text: Ideas magazine.

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