Tuesday, March 22, 2011

portuguese custard tarts filling

200ml. fresh milk
20g. corn flour
1 pinch cinnamon
4 large egg yolk
100ml. water, extra
200g. sugar

boil the sugar and water for 2 minutes then set aside.

dissolve the corn flour in a bowl with a little cold water. bring the milk to the boil then pour over the cornflour, whisking thoroughly to mix. add the boiled sugar/water mixture and egg yolks and whisk thoroughly.

pour the custard mixture into the tart cases, almost to the top. bake the tarts in a very hot oven of 250°c. for about 15-20 minutes or until golden. sprinkle with a hint of cinnamon and serve warm