Natillas

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Teresa Morgan

By
@alohaTeri

This is a recipe that has been past down from my great grandmother. It is a spanish dessert. the Spaniards brought this yummy pudding from Spain and introduced it to the Native Americans. I have never found this dessert in any restaurants out side New Mexico.
Natillas is a custard dish typically made with milk, sugar, vanilla, eggs, and cinnamon.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
8

Ingredients

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    2 3/4 cups fat-free milk, divided
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    4 large egg yolks
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    1 cup granulated sugar, divided
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    1/4 cup cornstarch
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    1/8 teaspoon salt
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    1/4 cup whipping cream
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    1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
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    2 teaspoons butter
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    4 large pasteurized egg whites
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    1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
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    freshly grated nutmeg

How to Make Natillas

Step-by-Step

  1. Directions:

    1.Combine 1 cup milk and egg yolks in a large bowl, stirring well with a whisk; set aside.
    2. Combine 3/4 cup sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat; gradually add remaining 1 3/4 cups milk, stirring constantly with a whisk. Stir in whipping cream.
    3. Scrape seeds from vanilla bean; add seeds and bean to milk mixture. Bring mixture to a boil; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly with a whisk. Remove from heat.
    4. Gradually add half of hot milk mixture to egg yolk mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk. Return milk mixture to pan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
    5. Remove from heat.
    6. Add butter to milk mixture; stir until combined. Place pan in a large ice-filled bowl for 25 minutes or until custard cools, stirring occasionally. Discard vanilla bean. Spoon custard into a bowl. Cover surface of custard with plastic wrap; chill.
    7. Place egg whites in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer at medium speed until foamy. Add remaining 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating at high speed until stiff peaks form.
    8. Beat in vanilla. Gently fold 1/2 cup of beaten egg whites into custard.
    9. Spoon 1/2 cup custard into each of 8 bowls or footed glasses; top each serving with 1/4 cup remaining egg white mixture. Garnish with nutmeg.

    Yield: 8 servings

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About Natillas

Course/Dish: Puddings


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