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Kremsnita - Custard Cream Slices
KREMSNITE (Custard Slices Recipe)

Try to guess why is fluffy and airy vanilla custard cake "Kremsnita" (Cream Slices, Cremeschnitte) the most popular dessert in Croatia?

Servings: 15
Author: Kitchen Nostalgia
  • 2.1 lb (500 g) puff pastry sheets, baked
  • Kremsnita / Cremeschnitte FILLING:
  • 200 g (1 1/2 cup) cornstarch
  • 5 Tbsp flour
  • 9 eggs, separated
  • 12 Tbsp sugar (150 g) + 8 Tbsp (100 g)
  • 4 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp rum
  • 2 liters (8 cups) milk (or 1 liter milk + 1 liter water)
  • 2 cups whipping cream (optional)
  1. Mix cornstarch, flour, egg yolks, 12 Tbsp sugar, vanilla, rum and a few tablespoons cold milk.

  2. Boil remaining milk with water in a double boiler.
  3. Add egg mixture to milk and continue to cook until thick, stirring very frequently.
  4. Beat egg whites until stiff. Add 8 Tbsp sugar. Fold into the custard.

  5. Place one layer of puff pastry on bottom of a 9x13 inch (23x33 cm) baking dish. Spread evenly with custard. (You can add a layer of whipped cream on top of custard, if you like.) Cut the second pastry sheet into 15 squares. Lay the squares over custard, pressing down slightly. Refrigerate. Sprinkle Kremsnite / Cremeschnitte with powdered sugar on top before serving.