Vanilla pods, Nutmeg, Sugar & Eggs,
Old fashioned Treats. To this day I still love perusing ‘that’ bakery window and seeing all the lovely things on offer. Big fluffy meringues, Rum & Raisin slice with sugar sprinkles on top or those happy little Gingerbread Men, all dressed up and nowhere to go!
One of those favourite’s also being a Custard Tart, or Flan and that extra special sprinkle of Nutmeg on top, that’s just like Christmas… So if you’re feeling like a good old fashioned treat, try this Old School Custard Tart today!
Time: 1:30 if making pastry from scratch, or allow 45 mins to set the filling if using pre bought.
You’ll need 1-2 medium (blind baked) puff pastry cases recipe link here or buy a Pre-baked shortcrust shell.
4 egg yolks,
1 cup of cream 1/2 cup of whole milk,
1/2 vanilla pod, or 1/2 tbsp vanilla essence
1/2 nutmeg grated (or use 1 tsp ground)
1/4 cup of caster sugar,
Pinch of salt
You’ll also need a mixing bowl, whisk and some measuring cups too.
Preheat oven to 180C (356F)
In a mixing bowl add the sugar, vanilla seeds from (the pod) and the four egg yolks.
Add the milk and cream,
Whisk custard until combined and pour into shortcrust shell,
Grate the nutmeg over the top of the custard mix.
Bake in the oven for 20-25 mins, or until the centre is only slighty wobbly.
Rest the tart in the oven for 5 mins after.
Serve whilst still warm, for that cozy feeling inside!