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#1 Tue 09 Sep 08 12:54pm

nzhippy

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Occupation A blonde
From New Zealand
Member since Tue 02 Sep 08

Custard squares

I am seeking a good recipe for custard squares (two pastry sheets with custard between them and vanilla icing on top), I have heard of ones containing cream cheese, cream and custard powder. Due to a clean diet I wish to avoid artificial flavours and colours (who wouldn't) so custard powder is out. I appreciate ideas and suggestions.

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#2 Tue 09 Sep 08 6:01pm

ANN

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From North Carolina
Member since Thu 15 Jul 04

Re: Custard squares

nzhippy,  If you look down a few threads there is one for Greek Custard and some recipes that I think you will like.

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#3 Wed 10 Sep 08 7:58am

VENUS

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From Sydney, Australia
Member since Tue 22 Jun 04

Re: Custard squares

Vanilla slice with passionfruit icing
Ingredients
2 sheets (25cm x 25cm) ready rolled frozen puff pastry, thawed
Melted butter, to grease
750ml (3 cups) milk
375ml (1 1/2 cups) thickened cream
8 egg yolks
220g (1 cup) caster sugar
50g (1/3 cup) plain flour
35g (1/4 cup) cornflour
50g butter, chopped
2 tsp vanilla essence
230g (1 1/2 cups) pure icing sugar, sifted
2 tbs canned passionfruit in syrup
Method
Preheat oven to 220C. Line 2 baking trays with non-stick baking paper. Place 1 pastry sheet onto each lined tray. Bake in preheated oven, swapping trays halfway through cooking, for 20 minutes or until pastry puffs and browns. Remove from the oven. Cover pastry with a clean tea towel and use your hands to gently push the pastry down to flatten. Set aside for 15 minutes to cool.
Brush 23cm (base measurement) square slab pan with butter to lightly grease. Line base and sides with foil. Place 1 pastry sheet, flat-side down, in base of prepared pan.
Meanwhile, heat milk and cream in a heavy-based saucepan over medium heat until mixture just comes to the boil. Combine egg yolks, sugar, flour and cornflour in a heatproof bowl. Whisk until thick and pale. Gradually stir hot milk mixture into egg mixture. Place in a clean saucepan over low heat, stirring with a wooden spoon, for 5 minutes or until custard comes to the boil and thickens. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and vanilla essence until combined. Pour over pastry and place remaining pastry flat-side (unpressed side) up on top. Place in fridge for 1 hour or until custard sets.
Place icing sugar and passionfruit in large bowl and stir until smooth and glossy. Turn slice out onto a large chopping board and remove the foil. Spread icing over the top of the slice with the back of a spoon. Set aside for 20 minutes or until icing is set. Use a serrated knife to cut the vanilla slice into 16 pieces

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#4 Thu 11 Sep 08 9:53am

The White Rabbit

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From Sydney, Australia
Member since Tue 22 Jun 04

Re: Custard squares

ah you're talking about snot blocks!

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#5 Thu 11 Sep 08 11:50am

nzhippy

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Occupation A blonde
From New Zealand
Member since Tue 02 Sep 08

Re: Custard squares

Yes. Can someone please tell me why are they called snot blocks? lol.

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#6 Thu 11 Sep 08 1:20pm

The White Rabbit

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From Sydney, Australia
Member since Tue 22 Jun 04

Re: Custard squares

because they wobble like snot (would if there was that much of it)

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#7 Thu 11 Sep 08 3:45pm

Cindy

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Occupation Registered Nurse
From Adelaide, OZ
Member since Tue 03 Aug 04

Re: Custard squares

Okay, I am a vanilla slice addict. I am always in search of the best I can find.

This is Maggie Beers recipe and I made it last week... sublime is the only way to describe it... My daughter hates custard but she and her friends gobbled this one down in no time.
http://www.abc.net.au/tv/cookandchef/txt/s2333825.htm

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#8 Thu 11 Sep 08 6:41pm

mummza

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Occupation avoiding housework
From The land of song.
Member since Tue 04 Oct 05

Re: Custard squares

The White Rabbit wrote:

ah you're talking about snot blocks!

never heard them called that
lol  lol  lol  lol  lol  lol

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#9 Thu 11 Sep 08 7:24pm

minerva

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Occupation Walking the Old Ways
From Living in the Wild Woods
Member since Wed 16 Jan 08

Re: Custard squares

me neither.................trust Oz humour to hit the nail on the head! lol

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#10 Fri 12 Sep 08 4:16am

The White Rabbit

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From Sydney, Australia
Member since Tue 22 Jun 04

Re: Custard squares

Cindy, do you have a gluten free version for that? I think i remember you saying you were cooking gluten free for her at one point.


I also think snot block is more acceptable than vanilla slice for your average aussie bloke.

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