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Crema Catalana

This popular Catalan cold custard recipe with a crispy caramel coating is surprisingly easy to make.



  1. 6 egg yolks
  2. 200 g sugar
  3. 3/4 litre milk
  4. 1 cinnamon stick
  5. 1 piece lemon peel
  6. 3 tbsp corn flour


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    1. Beat the egg yolks until light then whisk in 150g of the sugar

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    2. Place the milk in a saucepan together with the cinnamon and lemon peel - bring to the boil and then remove from the heat and strain.

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    3. Whisk the milk with the egg mixture

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    4. Dissolve the cornflour with a little milk and whisk into the mixture

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    5. Place the mixture over a low heat and cook, stirring constantly until it begins to boil

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    6. Put the custard into a pudding bowl or smaller individual bowls and allow to cool before placing in the fridge

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    7. Before serving sprinkle a little sugar on top and caramelize it by placing under a hot grill briefly until the sugar melts and turns brown More delicious recipes of Spanish desserts.

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