Little Box Brownie: Gingery Vanilla Slice

Gingery Vanilla Slice

Who loves vanilla slice? I don't mean that awful stuff they sell at a lot of bakery's, that rubber that they try to pass off as vanilla slice, I mean the fresh home made slice, the slice that tastes fresh and most importantly tastes real. The slice that when you bite into, it just ooze's out and has to be licked from the plate. Its not the most perfectly lady like slice to eat, but wow how worth it it is to make yourself.
 Have you ever made it? No? Well jump to it! I have a wonderful vanilla slice just for you, with a little bit of a twist. I've added a smudge of crystallised ginger to the mix which gives this slice a new and revived taste, equally as good as the original. As a bonus it has little chewy gingery bits, amazing.

Happy baking.
Sophia xxx

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Gingery Vanilla Slice

2 sheets store bought puff pastry 
1 1⁄2 cups milk 
1 cup cream 
5 egg yolks 
2⁄3 cup white sugar 
1⁄4 cup of cornflour 
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 cup of crystallised ginger

Preheat oven to 180°C 
Cut both pieces of puff pastry to the size of the cake tin if you don't have one the same size as the puff pastry otherwise use that. Place both sheets of puff pastry on a baking tray with another baking tray over the top of the pastry this is so it doesn’t puff too much. Bake until golden. Place one of the sheets into the cake tin.
Meanwhile, to make the filling, place the milk, cream, yolks, sugar, cornflour, ground ginger and the crystallised ginger into a saucepan over a low heat. Whisking constantly until the mixture becomes thick. Pour over the sheet of puff pastry. Place the other sheet of pastry on top. Cover with cling wrap and place in the fridge for 6 hours to set.