"magic" custard pie

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By Amanda P
from Christchurch

I found this while I was wandering the great www...I was looking for something custardy but cakey as well. I tried making this not believing that it would actually work ...but it did and all the family loved it !! The layers really do just magically appear it's lovely.

serves 8 but depends how big you like you pieces !
prep time 15 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For "magic" custard pie

  • 1/2 c
    (113g) unsalted butter
  • 2 c
    2 cups (480ml) milk
  • 4
    eggs, separated
  • 11/4 c
    (150g) confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    1 tablespoon (15ml) water
  • 1 c
    (115g) flour
  • 1 tsp
    (5ml) vanilla extract
  • extra confectioner’s sugar for dusting (optional)

How To Make "magic" custard pie

  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 160°C (325°F). Lightly butter or grease a 8″x8″ baking dish.
  • 2
    Melt the butter and set aside to slightly cool. Warm the milk to lukewarm and set aside.
  • 3
    Whip the egg whites to stiff peaks (add 4 drops of vinegar). Set aside.
  • 4
    Beat the egg yolks and sugar until light. Mix in the melted butter and the tablespoon of water for about 2 minutes or until evenly incorporated. Mix in the flour until evenly incorporated. Slowly beat in the milk and vanilla extract until everything is well mixed.
  • 5
    Fold in the egg whites, 1/3 at a time. Repeat until all of the egg whites are folded in.
  • 6
    Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 45-60 minutes or until the top is golden. Allow cake to completely cool before cutting and then dust with confectioner’s sugar (optional)

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