I hope you had a great Halloween, full of sugar and fun! 🙂 I was in a bit of post – Halloween denial and didn’t really know what to write about this week, and then I remembered a great recipe that my Nanny suggested I should try to make, that was included in an edition of The Dominion Post. This recipe takes a few hours to make, so it was perfect for the raining Sunday afternoon we had this weekend. I am a sucker for anything that contains custard so I knew that I would love this recipe and I hope you enjoy it too 🙂 This is quite a crumbly treat so it was quite difficult to photograph, but trust me, it is a lot more delicious than it looks haha. Let’s get started!
You Will Need:
- 2 sheets puff pastry
- 1 teaspoon caster sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 800ml milk
- 6 tablespoons custard powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 1/4 cup caster sugar
- 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
- 10g butter, melted
- 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon eat
What To Do:
- Preheat your oven to 200 degrees celcius and line 2 baking trays. Place one sheet of puff pastry on each tray.
- Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the pastry.
- Prick all over with a fork and bake for 8 minutes until slightly golden.
- Place a baking tray on top f the pastry to flatten it and bake for 4-5 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool completely.
- Heat 600ml of milk in a saucepan until almost boiling.
- Mix together remaining milk, custard powder, vanilla and sugar. Pour into milk while stirring constantly for 2-3 minutes until thick.
- Pour into a jug and cover with plastic. Allow to cool.
- Line a square tin with plastic wrap and place one pastry sheet into the bottom. Evenly spread custard on top and place second pastry sheet on the custard layer.
- Chill for about 2 hours before icing.
- To create the icing, combine icing sugar and butter, mixing well.
- Add lemon juice until a smooth, spreadable icing appears. Stir in lemon zest.
- Spread evenly over the top layer of pastry and cut into squares.
I hope you enjoyed this recipe and would love to see your re-creations! 🙂