Tocino de Cielo

Sweet Egg Custard

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Preparation info

  • Makes

    18

    Portions
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

MoVida Rustica

By Frank Camorra and Richard Cornish

Published 2009

  • About

SOMETIMES TRANSLATIONS FAIL. SOMETIMES FOODS FROM ONE CULTURE DON’T MOVE EASILY ACROSS INTO ANOTHER. IF I TOLD YOU THAT WHAT WE ARE ABOUT TO MAKE IS KNOWN AS FAT FROM HEAVEN’, I DON’T THINK THIS WOULD MAKE MY TASK ANY EASIER. THIS IS A SUPER-SWEET PUDDING BASED ONLY ON EGGS AND SUGAR AND COVERED IN A LAYER OF CARAMEL. THE EGGS MAKE THE SUGAR TASTE SWEETER, AND THE SUGAR MAKES THE EGGS MORE LUSCIOUS. A LITTLE SQUARE OF THIS CUSTARD IS A BEAUTIFUL GUSTATORY PUNCTUATION MARK, A REMINDER OF ONE