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Catholic Recipe: Custard Pastries

INGREDIENTS

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

Details

Serves: 8

Prep Time: 1 hour

Difficulty: • •

Cost: $$$$

For Ages:15+

Origin: Scotland

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

DIRECTIONS

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.'