Tuesday, December 13

V is for Vanilla Slice!


I have been thinking about one of these all day! As many of you know, I am allergic to chocolate and do not really enjoy sweet things but when I do decide to have a treat it has to be one of these. The true name is a Vanilla Slice but in my book it has to be made from proper custard, Birds, the type I had as a child. Many vanilla slices are made of confectioner's cream - not a patch on the traditional custard in my opinion!
I have good days and bad days with the Shingles - and the house progress gets me down - I am helpless, so as a treat I made myself a small bowl of custard and ate the lot! Awesome!
Comfort food favourite.....what's yours?

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25 comments:

  1. Oh shingles, - so painful, Denise. I'm glad you had some comforting custard - I am a Bird fan too and always happy to see it on the grocer's shelves. Take care, - hope you will soon feel better.

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  2. So sorry about the shingles.

    My comfort food is tea and toast [with marmite or marmalade or peanut butter]

    Hope the Rayburn doing its stuff now. And my [ex]engineer husband enjoys that sort of task too. I was always amazed he didnt dismantle our babies to see how they worked!!

    blessings

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  3. I can have chocolate but I don't really care for it. I love custards, Creme Carmel, Lemon Bars yum !
    OK you must tell me more about the Vanilla Slice.... I need one now !
    It looks so good.
    I have been known to make a bowl of Birds Custard for a treat too !
    I understand what you are going through right now. When I was 17 got Valley Fever (auto-immune)then arthritis and next fibromyalgia. I have the markers for lupus so I understand your pain.
    For me stress can be a huge factor and of course sleep.
    I hope you will be feeling better soon...

    cheers, parsnip

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  4. looks yummy - feel; free to send to me!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  5. One of my favourites with flakey pastry. And when you takes a bites, the custard should ooze out of the sides, all over your fingers!

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  6. Not fair Denise....now my juices are flowing.
    I am trying to stay off ice cream and have watched a few pounds come off, but there is a doughnut in the kitchen that seems to be calling out to me. I may have to give in!!
    So sorry about your shingles. Maybe the flare up will get better once your remod. is done.

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  7. I wish I could reach into my computer to take a piece. :)

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  8. Yummy custard slice,you know I got a sweet tooth Denise,my comfort food is old fashioned puddings like grandma used to make with custard,but gotta think of the calories in em!!! Love Jill xx

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  9. One of my favourites, well actually anything custard.
    Hope your nerve ends calm down, and wishing you shut of shingles.

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  10. So sorry about your shingles. Sometimes our bodies have ways to slow us down whether we like it or not. At first I thought your treat was a lemon bar. I love those. Best of all I love cream slices! But I have put on 5 1bs in the last month. I'm so disgusted. I had lost 30 lbs over the previous 6 months. I have to give up cream altogether I suppose. I've been getting my fresh fruit from the blender with fresh frozen fruit -- delicious. But then I hit on the idea of adding a dash of evaporated milk, which gradually became more than a dash! Oh well! Back to the drawing board.

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  11. had shingles when I gave birth to ds, so know your pain.......haven't had a vanilla slice in years, could eat a bowl of custard also right now,

    Gill in Canada

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  12. I thought that picture was of a lemon square, which I love, but I also like carrot cake with cream cheese icing! My all-time favourite food is mac & cheese, but the way my Mom used to make it, which is how I do it now, too. Smothered in ketchup, too! Yummy! And at this time of year, I'm a sucker for shortbread cookies. Hope you're feeling better over the next while so Christmas will be pleasant for you. Hugs!

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  13. I'm glad that you were able to make yourself a treat—and eat it all. Do feel better soon.

    Linda
    ABC Wednesday Team

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  14. I am no sweet tooth but there are certain sweet treat that I like. That looks delicious!
    Please come and see the Voyage of the Mermaid. Happy holidays!

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  15. I remember when Birds was local to me but like everything these days they moved. Birds custard is the ONLY custard. I hope you're able to shake off the shingles pretty soon.

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  16. I am not a "sweet" person either, but I prefer chocolate taste to Vanilla, lol !

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  17. Just reading about vanilla slice made me drool. This sounds delish! Thanks for the visit!

    Take A Break

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  18. Comfort food? It has to be mashed potatoes....or custard (never on the same plate!!)
    Jane x

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  19. mmmm.... my mouth is watering!

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  20. It looks delicious. I just had a first slice of Lemon Baked Ricotta Cheesecake. Amazing stuff. Not very sweet but interesting. Hope you ditch the shingles in record time. Take care.

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  21. It looks yummy. My favorite comfort foods are potato soup and banana pudding. Depends on if I want sweet or not. My grandma used to make the best homemade pudding. I wish I had her recipe. Have you had the shingles vaccination? We were just talking about it in the office yesterday. I didn't even know you could get one. I hope you feel better soon. From what I hear shingles is terribly painful.

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  22. Banana and Marmite sandwiches are good. When I was little my mother would make cornflour for me - it was lovely.
    Take it easy and don't try to run before you can walk. Shingles takes its time.

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