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Poison Ivy
Sep 10th, 2007, 05:02 PM
Ingredients (makes 4 slices)

1 Block vegan puff pastry (approx 500g)

Vanilla Custard (filling)
1/3 cup sugar
pinch of salt
2 tbsp. cornstarch
1-1/2 cups vegan milk
1 tbsp. margarine
1 teas. vanilla

roughly 200g Icing Sugar
about 1 tsp Vanilla Essence
Water (only enough to make a thick, but still spreadable, icing)
Few squares of dark chocolate, melted.

Roll the pastry out to about 15inch x 15 inch, mark 8 rectangles off prior to baking (makes it easier to get a clean cut when cooked), prick well with a fork and bake at gas mark 5 until just starting to turn light golden brown. Cut rectangles out of pastry and put on a cooling rack to cool.

To make the vanilla filling, combine sugar, salt and cornstarch in a saucepan. Add milk and whisk together. Bring the mixture to a light boil over medium heat while whisking constantly. Lower to a simmer and whisk until thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add margarine and vanilla. Pour into a bowl and let cool, stirring every few minutes. Filling will continue to thicken as it cools. Leave until cold.

Assemble pastry slices with custard filling in middle.

Put icing sugar, vanilla essence in bowl, add in cold water a bit at time until you've got a smooth, thick, icing. Spread icing on top of vanilla slice.

Drizzle chocolate in lines across top of icing and 'feather' using cocktail stick or skewer.

Chill for a while and then eat!:)


Sep 10th, 2007, 05:13 PM
yum !
I'm certainly going to give them a try, I'm usually rubbish at cakes but they look so good :D

Sep 10th, 2007, 05:22 PM
Those look absolutely delicious!

Sep 10th, 2007, 07:38 PM
Those look amazing! I just had a big bowl of vanilla swedish glace and chocolate sauce so I'm not crazily licking the screen right now, but I'm still drooling :D

Sep 10th, 2007, 08:21 PM
Oh My God! They shouldn't be allowed!! :eek: I've got to have me some!

Oooh - and imagine them with jam in, too! *Drool*

Sep 10th, 2007, 08:42 PM
Dang! Those are gorgous. I wish I could do stuff like that.

Sep 10th, 2007, 10:09 PM
Oh wow. Ive come over all light headed....

Sep 11th, 2007, 09:33 AM

I can't use puff pastry.

Sep 11th, 2007, 11:02 AM
that is utterly fantastico!!!! i shall definitely try these some time. One of the few things i've missed...

EDIT: i officially just creamed my pants after seeing the photo....


Sep 11th, 2007, 11:59 AM
They look so delicious!:)
I showed my husband the picture of them and he said you can really eat things like that being a vegan?:D

Sep 11th, 2007, 12:13 PM
hahaha aphrodite - your husband really is a hoot. You should come round to ours one night - I'll show him how damn good vegan food it. May even whip up a batch of these babies!

Sep 11th, 2007, 12:13 PM
Oh my god they look amazing! I used to LOVE vanilla slices when I was younger :D

Sep 11th, 2007, 12:21 PM
*We run over to Bryzee and Jo's home with tongues hanging out*:)

Sep 11th, 2007, 07:07 PM
feel free to - with notice!

Sep 12th, 2007, 08:24 AM
They look fab! Ever thought of going into the vegan cake business? I'll be your first customer.

Sep 12th, 2007, 09:35 AM
They look wonderful :)

Sep 12th, 2007, 10:07 AM
wow did you actually make those ivy? mmmm........**homer drool**

Poison Ivy
Sep 12th, 2007, 10:24 AM
I made them on Sunday Cedar, had a hankering for a vanilla slice for a while so I thought I'd have a go....and they turned out rather well!:)

flying plum
Sep 12th, 2007, 05:30 PM
oh wow...i might have to make these tomorrow!

Sep 12th, 2007, 05:44 PM
I so want to make them... not sure if I can find vegan puff pastry here (or puff pastry at all... never used it).

Sep 12th, 2007, 06:41 PM
I am going to try making these tonight. Are there any tricks or anything I should know about using puff pastry? I have never used it. Found some vegan stuff though!

Poison Ivy
Sep 12th, 2007, 07:21 PM
Hmm, don't think there's anything in particular....other than pricking it all over with a fork after you've rolled it out and marked the rectangles out so it doesn't rise too much (I really ought to put that in the instructions didn't I?).

Good luck with 'em...but they're easy enough so there shouldn't be any problems:)

Sep 12th, 2007, 07:28 PM
Thank you Poison Ivy! I would make a mess of these, so I'm emailing my mother the recipe instead so she can make them for me when I'm in Australia next month :D

Sep 12th, 2007, 10:53 PM
Good plan Roxy :D Hmm, my Mother's pretty good at baking too...

Sep 13th, 2007, 12:55 AM
LOL :D I've sent the email already!