In one word: Grainy
The first bakery of my hat-trick weekend in the Grampians and the 2008 winners of the Vanilla Slice Triumph. I was initially served a broken and sad looking slice from the young waitress but then her colleague replaced it when she saw how bad it looked, which in turn made me much happier!...Phew!
Pastry was impossible to cut with the plastic knife which was a good sign and the custard smooth enough to sample with the plastic fork.
Gorgeously baked pastry was firm and flaky, the icing sweet, sticky and easy to break through and the custard an eggy creamy "vanillary" flavour. One point to ponder; a slight grainy texture of the custard. Maybe frozen or was it the thickening agent? Overall, very nice indeed.