Here’s a thing you should know about me. I LOVE custard, in any shape or form it may come in. Crème Anglaise; proper custard; custard slices, Portuguese custard tarts; banana’s and custard (favourite comfort food ever) or just simply a beautiful egg custard tart. Anyway it comes to me, I will happily devour.
A good egg custard tart can easily be ruined by using rubbish eggs, or the wrong custard-to-pastry ratio (the pastry being incidental really, just a vehicle for holding the custard in place), and although simple it is a dessert best not rushed less you end up with lumpy custard or an overcooked tart. Not good.
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Let’s face it…who has time to make puff pastry. Especially if you aren’t great at the baking. And definitely if its middle of the week from hell.
Celeb chefs have been singing the praises of ready made puff pastry for the “meal in a hurry” for a good few years, and as far as cheats ingredients go, this has to be at the top of my list that can include ready made pastry cases and ready made pickles. A short but useful list!
Puff pastry’s versatility for savoury dishes is a huge benefit to the time pressed home cook, the only thing that limits you is your imagination!
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