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October 8, 2012

Baked Cinnamon Custards


This is by no means a pretty dessert.. but the taste is awesome!

The puff-pastry together with the custard gives you not only a double taste sensation, but the two very different textures seem to work very well together.

I could have rolled out the pastry a lot thinner, but this custard is really asking for a thicker crust, and even though it seems that the ratio of custard and pastry looks a bit off in the photo, it's definitely not.

When it comes out of the oven, the custards are puffed {a lot} but soon after it deflates.  I used a large soup bowl {about 15cm / 6 inch} to "cut" the puff-pastry as I used a large muffin pan for this recipe.

Baked Cinnamon Custards (makes 6 - 8 large treats)


1 Roll frozen Puff-Pastry, defrosted 
2 cups Milk
3 TB Corn Flour
1 cup Sugar
Pinch of Salt
6 Egg-Yolks, in a small mixing bowl
Cinnamon-Sugar, to top

1.) Pre-heat oven to 190 deg C (375 deg F) - Spray 6 - 8 holes of a large muffin pan with Spray 'N Cook.
2.) Roll out the Puff Pastry a bit thinner - press out 6 - 8 large rounds - fit the round pieces of pastry into the prepared muffin pan {it will overlap in places - that's okay} - Bake 15 minutes.
3.) Meanwhile, prepare the custard by mixing the Milk, Corn Flour, Sugar and Salt together in a medium pot - cook over low heat until the mixture thickens, stirring all the time to prevent clots.
4.) Add a little of the mixture to the Egg-Yolks and stir, do that twice more {in order for the Yolks to gradually heat} - add the Egg-Yolks to the Milk mixture and stir very well to combine - Remove from heat.
5.) The Puff-Pastry should be done by now - it will look like one big bloated pastry - use a sharp knife on the inside, and just prick lightly - it will go down and look more like a cup.
6.) Fill each cup to the top with the custard filling - bake 20 minutes until puffed and the custard has set.
7.) Whilst still hot, sprinkle over some Cinnamon-Sugar.

Leave to cool in the pan at least 10 minutes - transfer to a wire rack to cool until just warm. Serve!

Later,


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20 comments:

  1. Linda, this is a wonderful idea and it sounds fabulous. I can imagine the contrasting textures working together. Thanks for linking up.

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  2. Yum!! I love custard! These sound delicious.

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  3. Linda, These sound fabulous!!! I love custards.
    This is on my must-make list! Thanks for bringing this sweet treat to TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS!

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  4. These sound yummy. I'm going to have a go at making some for my daughter. Thanks for sharing.
    Ali x

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  5. They look good to me! Thanks for sharing at Meatless Monday!!

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  6. Hi Linda,
    Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  7. These sound delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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  8. Hello, new follower! I would like to invite you to link up with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/10/autumn-giveaway-clever-chicks-blog-hop-4.html

    I hope to see you there!
    Cheers!
    Kathy
    The Chicken Chick

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  9. Yum! I Love Cinnamon! I bet these taste great :)

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  10. Yumm! If you haven't yet, I'd love for you to link these up at Shine on Fridays!
    http://www.oneartsymama.com/2012/10/shine-on-fridays-50-and-giveaway.html

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  11. Yum! I bet these are delicious!!

    Thanks for partying with us @ Keep Calm & Link Up this week!
    xo, Meredith @ www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com

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  12. The egg yolk and the corn flour makes these really interesting. Thanks for sharing your custards on foodie friday.

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  13. Ooh those look delicious! Thanks for linking this up to The Fun In Functional!

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  14. These look so yummy, and easy to make! Thanks so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent.

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  15. Stop making me drool - I love your food posts! This looks delicious and I have all the ingredients. Pinning

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  16. Wow, they do look amazing!
    I would love to have you join my new link party Wednesday Extravaganza! Come by and share this or other recipes. Here is the link
    http://www.hungrylittlegirl.com/1/post/2012/10/wednesday-extravaganza.html

    Can't wait to see you there!

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  17. Hi Linda! Just popped by to thank you for linking this great dish up a few weeks ago. You are being featured on today's Southern Sundays linky party. Congrats! Hope you can come by and join this weeks party. It's going on now!

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  18. Yum! Saw you link up at a bunch of link parties. Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop and added it to your list www.w-t-fab.com/search/label/bloghop. Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!

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  19. So yummy! These look awesome. I've pinned this as well - thanks for sharing at MightyCrafty Mondays.

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