|Preparation||Resting||Cooking||Start to finish|
|53 min.||15 min.||1 hour||2 hours 8 min.|
|1||Roll out shortcrust pastry, then line a tart mould (with straight sides if possible) and leave about 0.5 inch over the edge.
Put in the fridge.
We do that ensure that the pastry does not shrink away from the edges of the mould and the sides remain stright and level for a nicely presented custard tart.
|2||Meanwhile pour 500 ml milk in a pan, add ½ vanilla pod and bring to boil.
remove from heat as soon as boiling, cover and leave to infuse for 15 minutes.
|3||In a bowl beat 3 eggs and 100 g caster sugar together.
Add 60 g cornflour and beat again to mix thoroughly.
|4||Pour vanilla milk onto beaten eggs while gently whisking to mix well.||5 min.|
|5||Clean the pan, then pour the milk back in through a fine strainer to remove all small impurities.
Leave to stand for 5 minutes then remove any foam on the surface.
Preheat oven to 392°F (200°C).
|6||Put the pan over low heat, stirring continuously with a whisk or maryse, cook until the mixture thickens slightly.
This first stage of cooking is the secret of great custard tart (smooth, even, and with vanilla seeds well dispersed).
|7||As soon as the mix is slightly thickened, put the base of the pan into cold water, and continue stirring to halt cooking, until the mixture cools.||10 min.|
|8||Remove pastry case from fridge, trim and neaten edges with a knife and prick all over bottom with a fork or a pique-vite.||5 min.|
|9||Pour mixture into the pastry case.||3 min.|
|10||And immediately put in the oven for about 50 minutes.||50 min.|
|11||Remove from the oven when custard tart is like this one, and leave to cool before tasting.|
For 1 French custard tart : 3.71 €
|Milk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Choux pastry (pâte à choux), Pesto crackers, Savoury mini-madeleines with 2 cheeses, Doughnuts, Kugelhof for Nanou, ... [All]|
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