VELVETY CUSTARD CUPS
Serve each guest this creamy dessert in a pretty individual cup.
Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes
6 egg yolks 45 ml (3 T) castor sugar 500 ml (2 c) milk 15 ml (1 T) cornflour 1 vanilla pod, cut open
3 extra-large egg whites pinch of salt 150 g castor sugar 5 ml (1 t) cornflour
1 Preheat the oven grill.
2 Custard In a saucepan mix together the egg yolks, sugar, milk and cornflour. 3 Add the vanilla pod and heat, stirring, over low heat until the custard comes to the boil and thickens. Remove the vanilla pod and spoon the custard into cups.
4 Meringue Whisk the egg whites and salt until frothy. Add the castor sugar by the spoonful, whisking well after each addition until the mixture is thick and glossy.
5 Dust the corn flour over the mixture and fold in. Spoon the meringue on top of the custard. Heat under the oven grill (or with a blowtorch) until lightly browned.