Homemade Custard Square 

Hello Everyone!

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:

  1. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees celcius and line 2 baking trays. Place one sheet of puff pastry on each tray.
  2. Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the pastry.
  3. Prick all over with a fork and bake for 8 minutes until slightly golden.
  4. 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.
  5. Heat 600ml of milk in a saucepan until almost boiling.
  6. Mix together remaining milk, custard powder, vanilla and sugar. Pour into milk while stirring constantly for 2-3 minutes until thick.
  7. Pour into a jug and cover with plastic. Allow to cool.
  8. 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.
  9. Chill for about 2 hours before icing.
  10. To create the icing, combine icing sugar and butter, mixing well.
  11. Add lemon juice until a smooth, spreadable icing appears. Stir in lemon zest.
  12. 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!  🙂


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