Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 3 cups 711ml Milk

  2. 1 cup 198g / 7oz Sugar

  3. 4 Egg yolks

  4. 2 Cinnamon sticks

  5. 1 Lemon - peel only

  6. 1 1/2 tablespoons 22ml Butter

  7. 3 tablespoons 45ml Cornstarch

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Recipe Instructions Bring milk to a boil with lemon peel and cinnamon sticks broken in small pieces. Let it boil slowly at least 5 minutes to take on flavor. Beat egg yolks with 1/2 cup sugar and 3 tablespoons cornstarch until light in color and stiff. Allow milk to cool for 5 minutes. Strain it into egg yolk mixture, blend, and stir frequently while cooking over low heat for 20 minutes or until mixture thickens. Do not allow to boil. Just before removing from fire, add 1 1/2 tablespoons butter and stir until melted and blended. Let mixture cool to lukewarm before spreading on cake. Sprinkle remaining sugar on top of filling and put under hot broiler just long enough to caramelize sugar slightly. When sugar bubbles and begins to turn brown, it is done.


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