Action Alert!

Catholic Recipe: Custard Pastries


  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 pint whole cream
  • ½ Tsp. vanilla
  • a sprinkling of sugar to garnish (see end of recipe)


Serves: 8

Prep Time: 1 hour

Difficulty: • •

Cost: $$$$

For Ages:15+

Origin: Scotland


Food Categories (1)


Often Made With (1)


Feasts (2)

This recipe is an easy version of similar medieval Scotish recipes.


Thoroughly mix the egg yolks and the sugar. Set aside. Heat the cream and vanilla in a double saucepan, bring to an almost-boil, but do not let fully boil. Pour this onto the egg yolk-sugar mixture under constant stirring until smooth. Stir until the whole mixture thickens, then pour into ready-made pastry tart shells and chill, preferably overnight. Before serving, sprinkle lightly with the extra sugar, then pass very quickly under the broiler to turn the sugar topping into a nice golden 'crust.'