Choc-Vanilla Slice

Choc-Vanilla Slice

By Sean Tan  

April 12, 2017

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This chocolate treat will be a hit with the kids; serve its own or with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream on the side to make it an even more satisfying dessert.

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 16

Ingredients

2 sheets puff pastry, thawed

1 cup caster sugar

½ cup cornflour

½ cup custard powder

¼ cup cocoa

3 cups milk

300 ml tub thickened cream

100 g dark chocolate, finely chopped

60 g butter, chopped

2 egg yolks

2 tsps vanilla bean paste

CHOCOLATE GANACHE

1/3 cup thickened cream

200 g dark chocolate, chopped

2 x 50 g Snickers bars, sliced

Directions

1Preheat oven to 220 C. Lightly grease a 23 cm square cake pan. Line base and sides with baking paper, and extend paper 2 cm over edge.

2Place pastry sheet on trays. Bake 10 to 12 mins, until puffed and golden. Cover with a tea towel. Gently flatten pastry with hands.

3Using pan as a guide, trim pastry sheets to fit. Line base of pan with one sheet of pastry.

4In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, cornflour, custard powder and cocoa. Pour in milk and cream, stirring until smooth.

5Remove from heat. Stir in chocolate and butter, then yolks and vanilla. Pour custard into pan over pastry, smoothing surface. Top with remaining pastry sheet. Press down gently. Chill 1 hour.

6CHOCOLATE GANACHE Simmer cream in a saucepan. Place chocolate in a heatproof bowl and pour cream over. Stir until smooth. Spread over pastry, then decorate with Snickers.

Photo: Rob Shaw/BauerSyndication.com.au

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