Our Eating Around the World Adventure has lead us to some amazing new foods that we would never have tried if we had never started this journey.
This is one of our new discoveries. Now you can say, it's custard, surely you've had custard before, which I have, but it was on the side of pie or with a pudding etc. But by trying out foods from El Salvador, I got to try this custard, which is delicious, in a new trifle and as a stand alone dessert.
This is simple and delicious, something you need to try.
2 egg yolks
4 tablespoons cornflour
¾ cup caster sugar
3 cups cold milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
In a small bowl beat the egg yolks well and set aside.
In a medium saucepan, off the heat, whisk together the cornflour and sugar. Slowly add in the milk and whisk until smooth.
Place the mixture over a medium heat, whisking continuously until it thickens. Once it reaches a boil, take 2 tablespoons of the custard mixture and quickly whisk into the egg yolks; this will temper the egg yolks to avoid them curdling when they come in contact with the boiling custard.
Now, briskly whisk the egg yolks into the custard. Reduce heat to medium low, continue cooking, and constantly whisk for 5 more minutes. Turn off the heat, add the vanilla and cinnamon, and continue whisking for another 2 minutes to release the steam.
Transfer the custard to a bowl, cover with cling film, make sure the cling film is touching the surface of the custard to stop the custard from forming a skin, allow to cool, then refrigerate until needed.
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