Orange and Vanilla Infused Custard Log

Sliced Custard Log

Love vanilla slice?  Next time you’re feeling the need for that custard and pastry goodness – give this one a try.

Don’t ever be tempted to use packet or store bought custard again – this recipe is quite straightforward and tastes amazing!  A versatile mixture, this custard is also great for custard tarts or even to serve alongside your favourite cake – just about anywhere!

Custard Log

  • 750ml Milk
  • 50g Cornflour (cornstarch)
  • 1 Vanilla Bean
  • 6 Egg Yolks (at room temperature)
  • 150g Caster Sugar
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp Orange Zest (2 medium sized oranges)
  • 8 sheets Filo Pastry
  • 40g Unsalted Butter (melted)
  • Preheat oven to 180C (350F)
  • Combine 60ml (1/4cup) of milk with cornflour – mix to a paste
  • Pour remaining milk into saucepan over medium heat
  • Add split vanilla bean (seeds scraped into pot and pod discarded), cornflour paste, egg yolks, caster sugar and orange zest – whisk to combine
  • Boil, stirring constantly for four minutes or until custard is very thick
  • Remove custard from heat, cover the surface with plastic wrap (prevents custard from forming a skin) and set aside to cool.  I like to place this in the fridge.
  • Once custard has cooled, begin preparing filo pastry. *Filo pastry needs to remain cool and moist – do not remove filo from fridge until you are ready to work with it.  Cover filo not currently being used with a damp cloth.
  • Brush a sheet of filo pastry with melted butter. Carefully add another sheet of filo on top – repeating process with total of four sheets of pastry.
  • Spoon half of the custard mix along the long side of the prepared pastry, leaving a 9cm (3.5in) border.  Carefully roll pastry, tucking under the side of the pasty. *This can be tricky, but with practice you’ll get there.
  • Repeat the two above steps with the remainder of the filo and custard
  • Place logs on trays lined with baking paper, bush pastry with a little melted butter and bake for 20 minutes or until golden
  • Remove from oven and allow to set for at least 10 minutes before serving.

Custard Log

Sliced Custard Log

Inspired by: Cooking Desserts Cookbook (Murdoch Books, 2005)


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