How To Make Vanilla Slices

In this article, you have the chance to discover a great recipe for vanilla slices that you can easily make when you feel like something sweet.
How to make vanilla slices

Vanilla slices are a great dessert that you have probably seen for birthday parties and special meals. They combine an excellent taste and tease your taste buds, layer after layer. When it’s cold and wet, it’s even more delicious.

Let’s learn how to make them at home.

Before we dive deeper into the recipe, we will share some of the story behind this extraordinary dessert. It is believed that this dessert is French. However, it is also very common in some South American countries.

On the other hand, vanilla slices, as I already mentioned, consist of layers. But do you have any idea what these layers are made of? The answer is phyllo dough.

These layers are baked in advance, and form the “backbone” of this delicious dessert. The truth is that this cake is likely to surprise you and you will enjoy it even more than you first thought.

However, always remember to keep your health in mind. You should only eat desserts occasionally, and in moderation.

You will need it to make vanilla slices

A woman makes vanilla slices.

The pastry cream for vanilla slices

Ingredients

  • 2 cups unsalted margarine (360 g)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk (125 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon pisco (15 ml)
  • Two rectangular sheets of phyllo dough (300 g)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract (15 ml)
  • 6 tablespoons sugar (90 g)
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar (45 g)
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch (45 g)

Preparation

  1. The first thing you need to do is make your pastry cream. To do this, mix the cornstarch with a splash of milk. Then set it aside.
  2. Then whisk eggs and margarine together with sugar. You will notice it will start to get a frothy texture. Then set this mixture aside.
  3. Now mix the rest of the milk with the pisco and vanilla extract and heat it until it reaches its boiling point.
  4. Then turn off the heat and stir in the eggs, margarine and sugar mixture.
  5. Then boil the whole mixture over low heat and finally add the cornstarch and the milk.
  6. Continue stirring until the mixture has thickened. It should be smooth and free of lumps.
  7. Pay attention to the consistency of the mixture. It is important to continue stirring even as it cools. Otherwise, it can not become stiff.
  8. When you are done with your pastry cream, put it in the fridge.

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Preparation

  1. Cut the phyllo dough sheets over and put the rest away for later use.
  2. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the cut phyllo dough sheets on it.
  3. Then make sure that the plates are well placed on the bottom. To do this, stick them in with a fork and make sure they do not rise.
  4. Sprinkle the sugar on top of the plates.
  5. Preheat the oven to 190 ° C and bake the plates for 15 minutes.
  6. After this time has elapsed, remove the plates from the oven and set them aside on the baking tray to cool.
  7. Take the pastry cream out of the fridge, whip it again to make sure it is free of lumps, and pour it into a pastry bag.
  8. Now it’s time to start assembling your vanilla slices. First add a layer of phyllo dough, then cream, then another layer of phyllo dough and powdered sugar.
    Repeat this procedure until you have used all the layers
  9. Finally, sprinkle powdered sugar on top.
  10. Remember to put the vanilla slices in the fridge when you are done.

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