A very soothing and delicate flavor of almond custard with chopped pistachios on top.
Prep Time 5 minutesminutes
Cook Time 15 minutesminutes
Total Time 20 minutesminutes
Author Chef Maria Cummins
4 cupswhole milklactose free. You can use a nut free to make it dairy free
2teaspoonalmond extract1/2 teaspoon
1 lemon lemonpeel
cinnamonground for garnish (Optional)
pistachiosFinely chopped for garnish
Whisk the starch, milk, sugar, and almond extract together.
Cook in a saucepan, whisking constantly until to prevent sticking, until thickened but creamy (the custard should have the consistency of bechamel).
Remove the lemon peel. If desired, put a small spoonful of marmalade in the bottom of each glass.
Divide custard among glasses.
Garnish with a piece of candied orange peel, a dusting of cinnamon, and a sprinkling of pistachios.
The first time I tried this dessert I died and went to heaven! It was my friend Chef Stefania Barzini from Italy who shared with me this delicious recipe that "takes you back to childhood". There are a few variations you can do to make it dairy free. Use almond or coconut milk instead of whole milk and you will still hear the lullaby after the first bite!