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This site is designed to help you if you are looking for ethnic recipes or meal ideas from around the globe. You can search for a recipe (using the search box on the right) or use the drop down menus at the top of the page which include region, country, base ingredient or "pot luck"

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Custard Tarts Recipe

This is a recipe for Custard Tarts or custard pies as they are sometimes known. Custard tarts are a real treat in Scottish households. Traditionally only a weekend favourite they are now widely on sale from most high street bakers.


  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 Tablespoon. sugar
  • 1 pint whole cream
  • Teaspoon. vanilla
  • a sprinkling of sugar OR cinammon for topping


Carefully mix the egg yolks and the sugar until thoroughly blended. In a seperate saucepan, heat the cream and vanilla slowly bringing to almost the boil. However, do NOT let it boil as they will seperate and be useless.

Pour this mixture onto the egg yolk-sugar mixture stirring constantly until smooth. Keep stirring until the whole mixture starts to thicken, then pour into ready-made pastry tart shells. Place in the refrigerator to chill, preferably overnight. Some people will then take the following step but a sprinkling of cinammon and serving is equally as traditional OR sprinkle lightly with the extra sugar, then pass very quickly under the grill to turn the sugar topping into a nice golden 'crust.

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For US to UK equivalents for food weights and measurements see this rough guide

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