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"latiya" custard

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Connie "Kiyu" Guerrero
Saipan, MP

This dessert is famous among the people of Saipan. I LOVE it because it's like comfort food for me. Who can resist crackers or angel food cake with a tasty, creamy custard on top and cinnamon sprinkles to round it out?? I have made this for numerous of our friends and they absolutely love it.

(1 rating)
yield 4 /5
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For "latiya" custard

  • 1 stick
  • 2 can
    carnation milk
  • 2 lg
  • 2 can
    water (use carnation milk can)
  • 1 1/4 c
  • 1 c
    corn starch (argo brand)
  • 1 Tbsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 4-5 pinch
    cinnamon, ground (for garnish)
  • 1 box
    ritz crackers (original)

How To Make "latiya" custard

  • 1
    Use a large platter to spread out Ritz crackers on the platter. Set aside Tip: Use any cake 1/2" thick slices to cover up the platter, or Graham Crackers - your option)
  • 2
    HEAT ON MEDIUM: Melt butter in a pot and add milk. Add one of the cans of water. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat to medium.
  • 3
    In a separate bowl, beat eggs, add second can of water then add cornstarch ad wisk together (VERY IMPORTANT TO CONSTANTLY STIR MIXTURE IN THE POT USING A WISK)
  • 4
    Add the cornstarch and egg mixture to the milk mixture and stir constantly. Add the sugar while stirring. (CONSTANT STIRRING A MUST THROUGHOUT THE COOKING PROCESS!)
  • 5
    Let this boil for 5 minutes or until thickened. It may take a while to thicken, but it will. Once you feel the thickening by stirring, REMOVE THE POT AWAY FROM THE STOVE IMMEDIATELY!
  • 6
    Pour over the Ritz cracker and sprinkle with enough cinnamon to decorate. Let it cool at room temperature. Place in fridge to chill for a few hours or overnight. Serve :)

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