In one word: Sneaky
I saw the Euro Lounge's vanilla slice being shared on Twitter by a happy customer so thought it best to try it myself. I was very impressed with the products at this little cafe on High Street and the vanilla slice was a delicious way to finish off my lunch. It wasn't until I peeled off the paper case that a sneaky and delicate layer of strawberry jam on the bottom layer of pastry was revealed. This was a good product in terms of flavour, size, textures and aesthetics. Firstly, the custard was just that...custard. Creamy, a little eggy, vanilla bean running through and a nice thick, but not gelatinous texture. The pastry was flaky, very thin and delicate and crumbly throughout. The jam gave the whole thing a fruity sweetness that came through with every bite, and the sticky fondant icing was a pleasure to lick off my fingers afterwards. Very nice indeed.