In FoodOn Saturday 29th Sep, 2018

Super-easy 5-ingredient vanilla slice

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A classic nostalgic recipe that everyone loves!

This classic recipe has been around for years and many will remember enjoying it as a treat while growing up, before passing down the love to their grandchildren – and there’s a very good reason why.

Not only is it truly delicious, but this particular five-ingredient recipe might be one of the easiest ones you’ll come across. It doesn’t take much to whip up this creamy dish and, with hardly any ingredients, it definitely sticks to the budget. So, if you’re on the search for a mouth-watering dessert that is quick, easy and cheap, then look no further!


  • 2 sheet puff pastry, thawed
  • 300ml milk
  • 600ml thickened cream
  • 2 packs instant pudding, vanilla flavoured
  • 1/4 cup pure icing sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 210C. Line baking tray with baking paper. Line slice tin with baking paper. Score pastry sheets and bake for 10-15 minutes or until puffed and just golden. Remove from oven and place a tray on top of sheets to make flat. Cool.
  2. Add milk, cream and pudding mix to bowl. Use electric mixer to beat until thick.
  3. Gently cut one pastry sheet to fit base of slice tin. Place in tin. Pour custard mixture into slice tin and smooth out evenly with back of spoon. Cut second sheet of pastry and place gently on top. Press down slightly to secure.
  4. Place in refrigerator to chill for about 3 hours. Sprinkle with sifted icing sugar. Slice into even squares. Serve.
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