Cornish Custard Cream

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READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a medium saucepan, heat the milk with the nutmeg over a moderate heat. When it reaches boiling point remove from the heat and keep it warm.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the whole eggs , yolks and 1 1/2 ozs (3 tablesp) of sugar together using a wire whisk until the mixture is smooth.
  • Strain the hot milk into the mixture, whisking constantly.
  • Return to the saucepan and place over a very low heat. Cook, stirring, for about 10 minutes or until the custard thickens , ensuring it does not boil.
  • When the custard is thick but still liquid enough to pour easily, remove the pan from the hear and set it aside to cool.
  • Pre heat the grill (broiler) to high. When the custard is tepid pour half of it into a flameproof dish. Pour the double cream on top and add the rest of the custartd.
  • Sprinkle with the rest of the sugar and the lemon rind. Place under the grill until the sugar caramelises.
  • Remove from grill and chill in the refrigerator thoroughly before serving.
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