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Chef’s incredible reinvented vanilla slice – complete with fluffy custard and mango

A vanilla slice like you’ve never seen it before: the chef’s incredible, reinvented dessert – complete with airy custard and silky ribbons of fresh mango

  • The vanilla slice has had a face lift, inspired by ‘her recent tropical vacation’
  • Sydney confectioner Andrew Bowden unveiled the improved dessert at Saga
  • Dessert aficionados have recently focused on reinventing old favorites

A famous Australian confectioner has reinvented the humble vanilla slice – with fresh mangoes to take it to the next level.

Sydney chef Andrew Bowden posted a photo of the effortlessly airy pastry online, saying that after 43 minutes of deliberation, he decided it was time to give the traditional dessert a facelift.

“We sent her on vacation for two weeks to take care of herself, and this is what came back,” he said cheekily in the post.

'We sent her on vacation for two weeks to check herself out, and this is what came back,' said Andrew Bowden of his new dessert

‘We sent her on vacation for two weeks to check herself out, and this is what came back,’ said Andrew Bowden of his new dessert

“A luscious slice of mango custard sandwiched between two crunchy pieces of caramelized puff pastry, a creamy vanilla crest and finished with silky ribbons of fresh mango.”

The chef said dessert was “ new to the cupboard ” at his Enmore-based eatery Saga.

“She’s the best at Saga since I lathered coconut oil in speedos,” he joked.

This isn’t the first time a chef has taken it upon himself to improve on the old favorite.

Sydney chef Andrew Bowden posted a photo of the effortlessly airy pastry online, saying that after 43 minutes of deliberation, he decided it was time to give the traditional dessert a face-lift (stock image)

Sydney chef Andrew Bowden posted a photo of the effortlessly airy pastry online, saying that after 43 minutes of deliberation, he decided it was time to give the traditional dessert a face-lift (stock image)

Sydney chef Andrew Bowden posted a photo of the effortlessly airy pastry online, saying that after 43 minutes of deliberation, he decided it was time to give the traditional dessert a face-lift (stock image)

Australians have recently been drooling over new vanilla slices flavored with Lotus Biscoff and Cadbury Caramilk.

Self-taught baker ‘Costadina’ prepares the extraordinarily decadent treats in St Clair, west of Sydney.

The Caramilk slice is a caramel lover’s dream, filled with creamy vanilla custard and topped with thick curls of caramelized white chocolate.

Cinnamon fans will prefer the Biscoff version, wrapped with a rich layer of the signature spread and adorned with crumbled pieces of the iconic Belgian biscuit.

Australians drool over new vanilla slices flavored with Lotus Biscoff and Cadbury Caramilk

Australians drool over new vanilla slices flavored with Lotus Biscoff and Cadbury Caramilk

Australians drool over new vanilla slices flavored with Lotus Biscoff and Cadbury Caramilk

The slices (pictured) were created by a self-taught Sydney baker named Costadina

The slices (pictured) were created by a self-taught Sydney baker named Costadina

The slices (pictured) were created by a self-taught Sydney baker named Costadina

The slices – along with a wide range of cakes, donuts and pastries – can be ordered via the Instagram page ‘Oh My Gosh Desserts‘, where Costadina has been selling her creations since 2015.

Her signature baking style has drawn an audience of 10,500 followers, many of whom send custom requests through Instagram’s direct message feature.

But you have to be patient if you want to get your hands on one of the delicious candies as the next available delivery is February 6th.

Photos of the slices have garnered dozens of enthusiastic responses since they were uploaded online, with many tagging their friends and begging them to order a few.

“Okay, I’m just drooling right now,” one person wrote.

Photos of the slices (pictured) have garnered dozens of excited responses since they were uploaded online

Photos of the slices (pictured) have garnered dozens of excited responses since they were uploaded online

Photos of the slices (pictured) have garnered dozens of excited responses since they were uploaded online

Costadina (photo) has been selling her signature creations via the Instagram page 'Oh My Gosh Desserts' since 2015

Costadina (photo) has been selling her signature creations via the Instagram page 'Oh My Gosh Desserts' since 2015

Costadina (photo) has been selling her signature creations via the Instagram page ‘Oh My Gosh Desserts’ since 2015

‘Dying! This is the dessert dream, ”said another.

“Damn, they look delicious,” agreed a third, while a fourth called the Caramilk flavor “divine.”

Others said they ‘can’t wait to order the treats’ when delivery resumes next month.

Prices for Costadina’s desserts are available on request.

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