People have been asking why we haven’t put up any desserts. Well, here is a fairly easy dessert to make, that will bring a smile to your guests
If you enjoy desserts you to tend to fall into two categories; those, like most of us, that enjoy but can’t/can’t be bothered and those that should enter ‘The Great British Bakeoff!’ So for enthusiastic amateurs, try this fairly simple Custard Tart
One hour and a half
Fairly Simples! But takes a bit of patience!
For the Pastry
150 gms of Plain Flour
25 gms Caster Sugar
125 gms Butter
1 tbsp of water
For the Filling
150 ml of Cream
150 ml of milk
Freshly grated nutmeg
Step by Step Instructions
To make the pastry, place the flour and sugar in a bowl and rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. TIP Put your fingers in cold water before mixing.
Add the water and mix together until you have a soft dough. Wrap in clingfilm and put in the fridge for 30 minutes
Preheat the oven to 190 C/Gas 5. Line the pastry case with foil and ‘baking beans’ and bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and beans and return to the oven for a further 15 minutes.
Roll out the dough on a floured surface to form a round disc slightly larger than a 24 cm baking tray with removable bottom. Squeeze the pastry into the decorative edge of the tray. Prick the pastry with a fork and return to the fridge for a further 30 minutes.
To make the filling, whisk the eggs, cream, milk and nutmeg together. pour the filling into the pastry case and return to the oven for a further 25/30 minutes or until set. TIP to check the texture gently place a couple of fingers on the mixture. It should be dry to touch but soft.
Ideally serve with fresh strawberries or raspberries
Bon Appétit !