Serbian Vanilla Slice (Krempita)

Krempita by Daniela Nadj Wagner

(for 25 pieces of this delicious dessert)


  • 1l of milk
  • 1 sachet of vanilla sugar
  • 8 eggs
  • 400 g sugar
  • 200 g white flour
  • 1 package of puff pastry sheets.


  1. Spread puff pastry sheets to form two identical dough sheets that fit pan shape, and bake them in the oven separately. Before baking, make square slashes with a knife across the top surface of the pastry sheet prepared for upper crust to facilitate slicing and pastry sheet for bottom crust prick all over with a fork to make sure that the crust doesn’t puff.
  2. Put 1l of milk and a sachet of vanilla sugar into a saucepan and boil.
  3. Meanwhile, put 8 egg yolks and 300 g of sugar in separate saucepan and whisk, then add 200 g of flour and stir with a wire whisk.
  4. Then slowly pour over boiled milk, stirring gently and constantly mixture with a wire whisk.
  5. Steam cream, stirring constantly and when it becomes thick, add snow made of 6 beaten egg whites and 100 g of sugar.
  6. Using a wire whisk, quickly stir well mixture, remove the pan from the stove, pour cream over the bottom crust and spread, and then cover it with the top crust.
  7. Leave it to cool, then cut vanilla slice into square pieces and sprinkle with powdered sugar over the top.
  8. Dessert is finished and ready to be served.
Lay the pastry sheets and prick with a fork

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