Thought I would bring you a deliciously firm favourite dessert in this country which is a Portuguese version of Crème Brûlée called here Leite Creme Queimado. It is a dessert that can be made simply and quickly and doesn’t cost too much.
- 1/2 litre of semi-fat milk
- 1 heaped soupspoon Cornflour
- 4 to 5 soupspoons sugar
- 1 slice of lemon rind
- 1 cinnamon stick
Dissolve the cornflour in a little cold milk. Join the rest of the ingredients together with the cornflour mixture and cook over a low heat stirring all the time until it thickens. Once thickened remove lemon rind and cinnamon stick and pour out on to a flat plate and allow to cool slightly.
Delectable, served slightly warm with the hard sugar crust and accompanied by a glass of chilled 20 Year Old Tawny Port!