Bush Vanilla Slice

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"DH found this recipe on a camping site were the cook post recipes to make when you are camping. I posted a similar recipe that used lattice biscuits/cookies but we found it to be way to sweet so think this is a better option. Times are estimated. I made using a 25 cm (10 inch) square cake tin in which 9 SAO biscuits/crackers were a perfect fit so have increased the filling amounts by 1/3 so keep it uniform to the original. Also cooking time was a little longer than first estimated."

Original recipe yields 9 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (102.8 g)
  • Calories 221.4
  • Total Fat - 3.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2 g
  • Cholesterol - 9.8 mg
  • Sodium - 197.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 42.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.5 g
  • Sugars - 17.4 g
  • Protein - 4.1 g
  • Calcium - 95 mg
  • Iron - 1.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 5.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Place a layer of SAO biscuits/crackers in the bottom of your container.

Step 2

Measure sugar and custard powder into a saucepan and combine with a little cold milk to form a lump less paste and then transfer to a heat source and stir while adding most of the milk, don't add the whole lot until you see how thick the custard turn out and when the custard is thick and does not fall off the spoon, pour over the SAO biscuits/crackers in the container and spread evenly.

Step 3

While custard is still warm place another layer of SAO biscuits over the custard and press down firmly.

Step 4

Place container in the refrigerator till cool (families here use camping fridges that run on large car type batteries).

Step 5

In a small bowl measure in the icing sugar and drop in the food colouring (if using) and spoon in the water and stir all together to form a paste and then smooth the icing over the top of the slices and return to the refrigerator to become completely cold before serving.

Step 6

Have for morning tea along the track somewhere.

Step 7

TIPS - Substitute 3 heaped desert spoon of milk powder and 400 ml to 500 ml of water instead of real milk. Make slices at breakfast time so they will good and cold for morning tea. Premade cartons of custard will not work as they are way too runny.

Tips & Variations

  • 1 tray or container to fit 6 SAO biscuits on the bottom and 6 on the top.