Vanilla Custard Slice. New Music From Fake Major.

Vanilla Custard Slice


Vanilla Custard Slice, a variation on the French mille feuille, has a smooth, rich filling sandwiched between two crisp layers of puff pastry. Decadent and wonderful, it is the perfect dessert to make ahead for a special meal. Or go on and serve some anytime to make a a mundane day into a fabulous one.

Vanilla Custard Slice
Vanilla Custard Slice


2 sheets ready-prepared puff pastry, thawed
1½ cups (375ml) milk
1½ cups (375ml) single (light) cream
60g butter, chopped
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
⅔ cup (150g) caster (superfine) sugar
⅓ cup (50g) cornflour (cornstarch)
½ cup (125ml) water
6 egg yolks
Confectioner’s sugar for dusting


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350ºF).

2. Place the pastry on baking trays lined with parchment paper. Top each pastry sheet with parchment paper and place another baking tray over as a weight.

3. Bake for 35 minutes or until golden. Cool on racks.

4. To make the filling, place the milk, cream, butter, vanilla and sugar in a saucepan over medium-low heat and cook until hot but not boiling. Mix the cornflour and water to a smooth paste and whisk into the hot milk mixture. Add the egg yolks and stir, allowing to simmer, for 6 minutes or until the mixture has thickened. Remove from the heat and allow to cool to room temperature.

5. Place one of the pastry sheets in a 20cm x 30cm slice tin (or a 9 inch square baking pan) lined with parchment paper. Spread over the custard and top with the remaining pastry.
Vanilla Custard Slice

6. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until set.

7. Ease the slice out of the tin using the parchment paper to lift.
Vanilla Custard Slice

8. Dust with confectioners’ sugar and slice to serve.

Makes 12 slices

Recipe from Donna Hay Magazine
Vanilla Custard Slice
Vanilla Custard Slice
Vanilla Custard Slice
Vanilla Custard Slice

The band name was the first thing to catch my attention.

Fake Major.

That is a wicked cool name which can be taken a few ways. I like to think it’s the Uni slant.

Next reason to love these two guys…they are from Glasgow. Always a musical bonus.

And these chaps look like they’d be fun to hang out with.

And they have a song called ‘Love In The Mundane’. I don’t know why I love that title so much, but I do.

Then, even better than loving the song title, I love the song. Catchy and smooth with fantastic vocal harmonies.

“All the love you take
is borrowed and won’t be yours to break
As long as there’s someone
who can make it go away”

Check out Fake Major on Facebook, where you can buy their new, and first, EP. Upcoming live dates can be found on the band’s Website.


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