deep individual pie-tins; fluted tartlet pans are suitable for
custard tarts, but they should be about six inches in diameter and from
two to three inches deep. Butter the pan and line it with ordinary puff
paste, then fill it with a custard made as follows:
6 egg yolks
1 cup cream
dash of salt
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons sugar
few drops of vanilla flavoring
6 egg whites
1/2 pound sugar
dash of salt
- Beat the egg yolks with sugar and dash of
salt. Gradually stir in two tablespoons of flour and cream.
until free from lumps, than put in the saucepan and cook on slow heat
custard coats the spoon. Do not let it boil or it will curdle.
in a bowl, add a few drops of vanilla flavoring and stir until the
- Fill the lined molds with this
filling and bake in a moderate
- In the meantime, put the whites of the
eggs in a bowl
beating, sprinkle in lightly half a pound of sugar and a dash of salt.
- When the meringue is quite firm, spread a
thin layer of it over the tart
decorate the top with the remainder by squeezing it through a cake
decorator or paper
- Strew a little powdered sugar over the
top, return to the oven, and
a delicate yellow tinge remove from the oven and when cold serve.
|Did You Know?
those holiday pounds at bay. Decide what your eating goals are
and prepare for them ahead of time. Overeating is a phenomenon common
everyone around the holidays. Uncomfortable situations, like a room
of strangers - or worse, family - can leave you aching to dissolve your
discomfort with a big wedge of cake.
If you know that you've
party to attend, don't skimp on regular
meals or you'll spend the night scarfing down festive fare. Instead
a light snack to tide you over until dinner.
Minimize rather than eliminate the
amount of 'extras' like gravy, butter
and desserts you consume. If you let yourself have a few bites of
that give you pleasure, you won't feel deprived.
Just because you've blown an
evening of sensible eating doesn't mean
you've blown the season. You won't gain weight from one event. What
is how you handle the whole season.
Carry a toothbrush with you. When
you've filled your food quota, brush
- you'll be less likely to eat more.