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Natilla (Cuban custard) Recipe

Natilla custardNatilla is a simple type of creamy egg custard. You can serve it as a stand alone dessert or use it in this recipe for Cuban Rum Cake.

Ingredients:
1 3/4 cups milk
1 tbsp cornstarch
3 tbsp water
1/2 cup sugar
1 cinnamon stick
1 tspn vanilla extract
Dash of salt
2 egg yolks, lightly beaten - save the egg whites for the Meringue Icing recipe if you are going to make the Cuban Rum Cake.

Preparation:
  1. In a small bowl or cup, dissolve the cornstarch into the 3 tbsp of water.
  2. In a large saucepan, mix the milk, salt, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, egg yolks, and vanilla until smooth.
  3. Cook over medium heat and bring to a boil, constantly stirring the mixture, until thickened.
  4. Remove from heat and pour the mixture through a thin strainer into a bowl. You may need to push the mixture through the strainer using a spoon.
  5. Refrigerate the natilla for at least an hour.
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