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Custard tart

Custard tart

An English classic, the custard tart is perfect for a little smackerel of something at elevenses.


Preparation method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190C/375/Gas 5.

  2. Bake the pastry case for 15 minutes until firm and browned slightly.

  3. Remove the case and turn the oven down to 160C/325F/Gas 3.

  4. In a medium saucepan, bring the milk and cream nearly to the boil.

  5. Beat the eggs, yolks and sugar together in a bowl.

  6. Pour the hot milk over them and beat gently. Pour the mixture into the pastry case and grate a little nutmeg on top.

  7. Bake for 40 minutes until just set. Remove from the oven and leave to cool before serving.

Less than 30 mins preparation time

30 mins to 1 hour cooking time

Serves 6

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