Sunday, November 27, 2011

Chocolate Custard كاسترد بالشوكولا

Are you looking for an appetizing way to fill a homemade sponge cake or puffs? Here is an easy and quick recipe just for you: the chocolate custard. The chocolate custard is perfect for filling and decorating cakes or miniature pastries, but it's also excellent as a spoon dessert, perhaps served in a small cup accompanied by some cookies and wisps of whipped cream. The chocolate custard may be a great dessert to delight your guests and, when prepared with fresh and genuine ingredients, it's ideal also for decorating and filling kids' birthday cakes, who won't be able to resist it.

  1. Pour the milk and the heavy cream into a small saucepan. Cut the vanilla pod lengthwise, remove the seeds scraping it with a smooth blade knife and add them to the milk and cream mixture, then bring everything almost to a boil on a medium heat. 
  2. Meanwhile, in another bowl beat the yolks and the sugar with a whisk, then add the flour and the corn starch sifting them to avoid creating lumps.
  3. Blend all the ingredients well to get a smooth mixture, then add the hot milk and cream mixture in a thin stream to the eggs, stirring quickly. Pour the mixture again into the pot and bring it to a boil, stirring constantly in order to avoid lumps.
  4. Once the mixture has come to a boil and begun to thicken, remove the pot from the heat and add the chopped chocolate. Stir well until the chocolate has melted.
  5. Now pour the custard into a large and steel baking sheet and cover it with cling film, so that it clings closely to the custard surface, in this way the custard won't form a crust and it will remain soft. 
  6. Place the chocolate custard in the fridge to set for about an hour, then use the chocolate custard as you prefer: to fill cakes or puffs or served in small cups as a spoon dessert.