Clementine confectioner's custard

Clementine confectioner's custard
This clementine confectioner's custard makes the most of the delicious fruity flavour by using both the juice and zest.
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Last modified on: January 23th 2022

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 5 min.
Clementine confectioner's custard
Zest 3 clementines onto 50 g caster sugar. Mix well and cover.

Set aside. This mixture can be made the day before, which leaves time for the sugar to absorb all the flavour from the zest.

Stage 2 - 7 min.
Clementine confectioner's custard
Squeeze all the clementines. You should end up with 250 ml of juice.

Pour the juice into a saucepan on low heat and bring up to 140°F (60°C). Take care not to let it to boil.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Clementine confectioner's custard
Mix 3 egg yolks into the sugar and zest, then add 20 g cornflour and mix again.

Stage 4 - 1 min.
Clementine confectioner's custard
Pour the hot clementine juice into the mixture.

Stage 5 - 1 min.
Clementine confectioner's custard
Mix well.

Stage 6 - 1 min.
Clementine confectioner's custard
Pour the mixture back into the pan through a fine strainer.

Stage 7 - 1 min.
Clementine confectioner's custard
Press well to squeeze out all the juice, just leaving the zest behind.

Stage 8 - 8 min.
Clementine confectioner's custard
Put the pan back on low heat, stirring constantly with a soft spatula...

Stage 9
Clementine confectioner's custard
... then a whisk, until the mixture thickens.

Stage 10 - 3 min.
Clementine confectioner's custard
To finish, briskly whisk in 50 g butter (in small pieces).

Stage 11
Clementine confectioner's custard
Your clementine confectioner's custard is ready. Cover and leave to cool before using.

Stage 12
You can also accelerate the cooling with this method the professionals use.
The flavour of clementines is closely linked to their quality, so choose the best you can.

To fully appreciate the flavour of this custard do wait until it is cold; warmth simply doesn't do it justice.
2 or 3 days in the fridge in a sealed container.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,249 Kcal or 5,229 Kj20 gr154 gr62 gr
62 %8 %15 %9 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
106 Kcal or 444 Kj2 gr13 gr5 gr
5 %1 %1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Egg, Milk
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  • For 350 g : 8.66 €

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