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Vanilla Slice with Pear Icing

Vanilla Slice with Pear Icing

Vanilla Slice with Pear Icing. Recipe by frillpants
I don't have a very good history with Vanilla Slice. My main memory is Dad bringing them home for me whenever I was sick from school. I wasn't sure which was worse; the idea of dealing with a 'snot block' when I was sick or that Dad didn't remember I didn't like them! Later I tried one that was not from a big commercial place and I changed my mind. Now I see what Dad was trying to show me.
 
This is super easy.
 
Ingredients:
  • 1 pkt Sao biscuits  (Yes, I use Saos, not pastry!! So sue me!!)
  • A deep tray, about 25x30cm.  Mine fitted 3x3 Sao biscuits exactly
Custard filling (from TMX book, pg 155)
  • 75g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 500g milk
  • 40g cornflour
  • 5g vanilla essence
Pear Icing
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 35g butter
  • 2 small pears (I used 4 canned halves)
  • a little water/syrup if needed
Method:
  • Place sugar into TMX and pulverise for 20 seconds on Speed 9
  • Scrape down and add remaining custard ingredients
  • Cook for 7 minutes at 90degC on Speed 4
  • Line pan with one layer of Sao biscuits
  • Spread all of custard onto bottom layer of biscuits
  • Top with another layer of biscuits
  • Refridgerate
  • Place 1 cup of sugar into TMX and pulverise for 20 seconds on Speed 9
  • Add butter
  • Cream until well combined
  • Add pears and process briefly until well chopped
  • Put in butterfly attachment and continue creaming on Speed 4, watching until it is the desired consistency
  • Scrape down and add a little water or syrup if necessary
  • Spread onto top Sao layer and put back into fridge until the Saos have softened and icing is set.
Verdict:
Mmmmm. Yuummmmmm. Mmmmmmmmm. Ms D said "Mum! I am speechless!!" She is a laugh :)
 
Tweeks:
I think I could also do this with the Carob Custard. And one day I'll find a Failsafe recipe for the pastry.
 
Vanilla Slice with Pear Icing recipe supplied by frillypants!
Vanilla Slice with Pear Icing
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