For years, vanilla slice lovers have wrestled with the challenge of cutting their beloved treat without creating a custard catastrophe.
Now, however, the secret is out on the perfect way to cut the much-loved pastry thanks to Ferguson Plarre’s Bakehouse in Melbourne who shared the correct method, much to the excitement of dessert lovers across the country.
Rather than making the customary top-to-bottom slice, the ingenious baker adopted a unique approach by tilting the slice on its side, and placing the custard on top.
She then elegantly guided the knife through the vanilla slice, preserving its pristine layers and structure.
“When you realise you’ve been cutting a Vanilla Slice wrong your whole life,” the bakery captioned the video.
@fergusonplarresbakehouse When you realise you’ve been cutting a Vanilla Slice wrong your whole life … #fergusonplarre #howtotiktok #howtovideo #howtocut #fergusonplarresbakehouse #vanillaslice #vanillaslice #bakeryhacks #cuttinghacks #melbournebakery ♬ NANANA COLA IAN ASHER EDIT Out Now On SoundCloud – Ian Asher
Dessert lovers from near and far were left astonished by the innovative slicing technique, which will no doubt forever change the way they enjoy their beloved vanilla slices.
“Simple yet effective knowledge that,” one person wrote.
“Why have I never thought of this.”
“This is actually so helpful,” another commented
“That’s so simple. thanks. must try today.”
“My god, I didn’t even think of that.”
The reveal of this simple method comes after Australia’s Best Vanilla Slice was recently crowned, the highly sought-after title going to the North End Bakery Shepparton – a small family-owned bakery from regional Victoria.
This win came as a second victory for the bakery and its vanilla slice after they won first place in the vanilla slice division at the Baking Association of Australia’s (BAA) Victorian Baking Show earlier this year.
With two industry awards to its name, it’s safe to say that the North End Bakehouse may indeed have the best vanilla slice in the country having bested some seriously heavy competition to secure first prize at this year’s competition.
The bakery was ecstatic about its second win, proudly announcing their achievement on their Facebook page.
“We now hold the title for 2023 Australia’s Best Vanilla Slice and Winner of The Great Australian Vanilla Slice Triumph Merbein!” the bakery owners announced.
If all this talk of delicious vanilla slices has inspired you to create your own culinary delights then check out Starts at 60’s recipe for an easy and scrumptious vanilla slice.