I love everything about Easter, especially the Easter treats! This year, I thought I would get a little creative in the kitchen and make something extra special. It’s not too often that I’m in the kitchen baking, and when I do bake, it’s something super easy. With the help of Tenderflake, I was excited to get dirty (mostly because I’m not the one cleaning up).
I first thought I was going to make a chocolate fudge pie, but when I saw the ingredients list, I thought there’s no way I could make it. The list of products overwhelmed me. So my second thought was custard! The ingredient list was short and I pretty much had everything in my cupboard. So, I was set! I baked the frozen tarts for 10 minutes and was ready to go.
Here’s the ingredients from Tenderflake (or any other custard recipe will do):
- 2 Egg yolks
- 50 ml Sugar
- 50 ml Flour
- 250 ml Whole milk
- 10 ml Vanilla extract
Little did I know there’s more to making custard than just throwing it into my mixer and pouring it into little cups. But I didn’t find that out until I had all my ingredients out and ready to go, so I was committed (and determined). Of course, that’s when the baby got fussy and the phone rang – so there I was trying to bake, bouncing a baby in a sling and talking on the phone – as if just making the custard alone wasn’t hard enough.
Here’s the instructions:
WHISK egg yolks, sugar and flour in a medium bowl. HEAT milk in saucepan until almost boiling. Remove from heat; add to egg mixture, ¼ cup (50 mL) at a time whisking continuously, until all of milk has been added. Return custard to saucepan and cook over medium-low heat, whisking continuously, until custard has thickened to a consistency similar to pudding (5-7 minutes). Place plastic wrap directly onto surface of custard (this prevents a ‘skin’ from forming). Set aside to cool completely. SPOON cold custard into baked pie shells.
To my surprise, it worked – maybe I need to be distracted for things to turn out, I have been known to multi-task. The custard tasted amazing (even without the vanilla extract – remind me to buy some next time we’re at the store).
I wanted to make little tarts and to make them a little more spring/Easterish I had seen some cute little nest like tarts on Pinterest and thought “I can do that”. So, I topped off the Tarts with whipped cream, shaved chocolate in the shape of a nest and added a few blueberries and there you have it. I truly can not believe I made these and while they may have taken a bit of time, it was not difficult.
- I have 10 Tenderflake coupons to give out for my Canadian Readers. The first 10 people to complete the form below (Click on the link) will get the coupon in the mail. I want to do things a little bit different this time around. I’m hoping that those of you who accept the coupon will send me a picture of your creation and I’ll feature it on my site. I’ll make a post with all the different creations and give credit back to you of course!