Easy vanilla slice

This is a simple, vegetarian take on the classic vanilla slice using our Jel-it-In powder, you’ll never notice the difference plus it’s quick to prepare.



  1. 2 sheets frozen puff pastry
  2. 7 grams Queen Jel-It-In (vegetarian alternative)
  3. 250g caster sugar
  4. 100g corn flour
  5. 70g custard powder
  6. 750ml milk
  7. 250ml cream
  8. 60g butter
  9. 2 tsps Queen Organic Vanilla Bean Paste
  10. 3 egg yolks


  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 200C and defrost puff pastry sheets.

  2. Step 2

    Lay the pastry sheets on a tray; prick all over with a fork and cover with another tray and bake for approximately 20 minutes, or until the pastry is golden.

  3. Step 3

    Remove the top tray and return pastry to the oven and bake until golden.

  4. Step 4

    Combine the sugar, corn flour and custard powder in a saucepan, then gradually add 550ml of the milk and whisk until smooth. Add the cream and stir over medium heat until the mixture boils and thickens.

  5. Step 5

    Dissolve Jel-It-In in the remainder of the milk, then add to the saucepan. Remove pan from the heat, add butter and vanilla, and whisk until the mixture is smooth. Whisk in the egg yolks, until combined. Cool completely.

  6. Step 6

    Cut the pastry into four rectangles using a serrated knife. Spread vanilla custard into a piping bag, dollop on one rectangle of pastry, sandwich with another. Before serving, sprinkle with icing sugar!

Recipe and photo courtesy of Everyday Gourmet.