Friday 26th June 2015 is Red Nose Day. Red Nose Day is the major fundraiser for SIDS and Kids.

Do hope you like my vanilla slice and the cheery cherry to represent the red nose.


Ingredients (serves 16)

  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 300ml thickened cream
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1/3 cup cornflour
  • 1/3 cup custard powder
  • 60g butter, chopped
  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, partially thawed
  • FOR THE PINK ICING:
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar mixture
  • 10g butter, melted
  • rose pink food colouring
  • 1 pk glace red cherries

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Place milk and cream in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 10 minutes or until almost simmering (don't boil).
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat yolks, sugar and vanilla until thick and creamy. Add cornflour and custard powder. Beat until smooth. Gradually beat in milk mixture. Return mixture to pan.
  3. Cook, stirring, over low heat, for 6 to 8 minutes or until mixture boils, thickens and coats the back of a wooden spoon. Remove from heat. Stir in butter until melted and smooth. Place in a bowl. Cool slightly. Cover surface with plastic wrap. Set aside for 1 hour to cool.
  4. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Place 1 pastry sheet on each prepared tray. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until puffed and golden. Cool for 5 minutes. Cover with a tea towel. Using hands, gently press pastry to flatten.
  5. Lightly grease a 6cm-deep, 23cm (base) square cake pan. Line base and sides with baking paper, allowing 3cm overhang on all sides. Place 1 pastry sheet in prepared pan. Pour custard over pastry. Top with remaining pastry sheet. Cover. Refrigerate for 4 hours or until set.
  6. Meanwhile, make the icing. Place icing sugar and butter in a bowl. Stir in rose pink food colouring until a spreadable consistency forms. If you like it a little more runnier add a small amount of milk. Spread icing over slice.
  7. Refrigerate for 10 minutes or until set. Lift slice from pan. Cut into 16 squares. Place a red cherry onto each square. Serve.
  8. Please enjoy!


  • Such a cute plate & photo. Love the idea of using puff pastry sheets to make a slice.

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  • Love this day, love this slice and love this pic!

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  • I love vanilla slice, I try a new one every where we go!

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  • How gorgeous!

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  • yummo, these are one of my favourite sweets.

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  • Good old vanilla slice with a pink twist lovely idea.

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  • A great recipe and such a worthy cause. Thanks for sharing!

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  • What a great idea for to make it different, learning something new each time.

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  • lovely idea and so simple to do. great for fundraising.

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  • A great recipe for a worthy cause,good one!

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  • I wonder if these could be promoted in schools and sports clubs with the profits of them to go to SIDS.
    Quite a few years ago I worked with a St. Johns Volunteer. He was very distressed as he had gone to call and the baby had died of SIDS. He was going to report the fact that each tragic case he had been called to the baby smelt of ammonia or the nappy did. He was hoping they would research the symptom he had noticed at the calls he had gone to, and hopefully it would lead to finding the cause of some of them…and a prevention.

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  • Looks so cute and I bet tastes yum and for a great cause which my son passed away from at 3 1/2 months old. I hope one day they find out why this happens. Thank you xx

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  • Great idea and great cause! Might make this a tradition on 26 June each year.

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  • very very cute – and a great cause

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  • This is a wonderful idea!

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