“Tart” “How dare you!”

I made custard in a wok today.

It’s just all the saucepans have gone wrong! There’re ether falling apart or flaking Teflon, the wok was my only option. But if you can avoid using a wok I would because it makes the custard very unruly, it sloshed dangerously up the sides and licked at my fingertips wanting to get out. It was like a scene from flubber or something.

Anyway, do you want to know how to make peach and custard tart? I’ll tell you.



(For the pastry)



A spoonful of sugar

Pinch of cinnamon


(For the filling)


3 egg yolks

Two big spoonfuls of icing sugar

Vanilla extract

A jar or tin of peaches in syrup


I didn’t use measurements for this because I made it up but its not an exact science so I wouldn’t worry.



Make the pastry: rub together the butter and flour to breadcrumb consistency, add a spoonful of sugar and a little cinnamon, and then pour in enough milk to combine into a soft dough. Clingfilm and chill.

Make some custard: warm some milk in a pan, or wok, or frying pan, but definitely not in the toaster, stirring in a couple of spoonfuls of sugar and a little vanilla extract. Take of the heat and whisk in three egg yolks, then put back on the heat and stir to a thick custard.

Blind bake your pasty case, then pour in your thick custard and arrange slices of peach on top, watching them sink a little like delicious quicksand victims. Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon and cook to melt the sugar, take out, cool, yum.




About Gwen and Elinor

Two bloging buddies who love tea and biscuits.
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2 Responses to “Tart” “How dare you!”

  1. inspectorcrocbnoc says:

    Gwen, the first line of this post is fit for a certain musings page in Elinors notebook don’t you think. Its given me – a usually very serious inspector – the giggles.

    I also find the idea of ‘blind baking’ entertaining in itself, I’m sure its an understandable term for you top chefs but I have a strange vision of normal cooking simply not giving you enough of a thrill anymore. So you’ve decided to bake said pastry blindfolded — you daredevil you!

    The pie looks scrumptious!

    Yours entertained,
    Inspector Crocodile Binoculars!

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