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!
Almond Custard with Pistachios
A very soothing and delicate flavor of almond custard with chopped pistachios on top.
Servings 6 servings
- 4 cups whole milk lactose free. You can use a nut free to make it dairy free
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 2 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 teaspoon
- 1 lemon lemon peel
- cinnamon ground for garnish (Optional)
- pistachios Finely 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.