Fried Custard with Spiced Passionfruit Syrup
I am not sure what came over me. I think I was reading something and there was a reference to fried custard. As a custard lover since childhood (and what can ever get worse by deep frying it??) I was immediately intrigued. So we had it on our list for a few weeks and didn't get around to it as we have been really busy.
Still, we finally did and although the first test didn't work, it wasn't awful. It just sort of fell apart, but we still loved it. We tweaked, we played, we got it right and you can send me flowers or money! Happy with either. If I could give it a 6 star rating (above) I would! This is so delicious. You do need to be a bit careful with the frying part, but you will love the dessert. It is very special. Very Insider Clubby! That syrup alone is worth drinking. (Just ask Bree who has a recipe coming up for a Mojito, watch this space, using the syrup). Anyway, we knew we needed to film it. So have fun, download the recipe, have a look at the video and get it happening. I would love to see your results. Make sure you tag me!
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- 500 Grams milk
- 5 egg yolks
- 40 Grams plain flour
- 40 Grams cornflour or cornstarch
- 100 Grams raw caster sugar BUY
- 2 Teaspoons vanilla bean paste BUY
- 2 Teaspoons Flavourless gelatin bloomed
- 1 Lemon zest
- 1 orange zest
- 150 Grams bread crumbs
- 1 Teaspoon vanilla powder
Spiced Passionfruit Syrup
- 20 Grams fresh ginger
- 10 Grams Fresh Turmeric
- 1 Lemon zest
- 80 Grams Lemon juice
- 80 Grams fresh orange juice
- 1 Teaspoon vanilla bean paste BUY
- 200 Grams raw caster sugar BUY
- 300 Grams water
- 200 Grams passionfruit pulp
- 700 Grams Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) or as needed, depending on your saucepan BUY
- 2 eggs, lightly whisked
Place all custard ingredients into the Thermomix bowl and cook 10 min/80/speed 4. Then cook 2 min/90/speed 4.
Pour into a dish or tin (roughly 20cm x 30cm. Cover with cling wrap and refrigerate over night.
Place all ingredients into the Thermomix bowl and combine 5 sec/speed 5.
The Spiced Passionfruit Syrup;
Place ginger, turmeric and lemon zest into the Thermomix bowl and chop 4 sec/speed 6.
Add all remaining ingredients, except passionfruit, and cook 20/90/speed soft.
Strain and discard the bits. Add the passionfruit pulp to the syrup, stir to combine.
In a small saucepan, preheat EVOO to 180. Cut the custard into 6 or 8 even squares. Coat in the egg, then the crumb.
Fry one at a time for 2 minutes each side or until browned. Set aside on paper towel.
Serve with Spiced Passionfruit Syrup.
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