Catholic Recipe: Custard Pastries
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.'