Ingredients

  • 2 C Milk
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • Rind of 1 Lemon
  • 1 t Vanilla Extract
  • 4 Egg Yolks
  • 1 T Cornstarch
  • 3/4 C Sugar
  1. In a double boiler, bring the milk, the cinnamon stick, lemon rind, and vanilla extract to a boil. Simmer for several minutes the discard the cinnamon stick and lemon rind. Set the flavored milk aside.
  2. In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks, cornstarch, and sugar until the mixture is creamy. Gradually pour this mixture into the saucepan with the milk, mixing continuously.
  3. Slowly heat the mixture until it begins to thicken. Do not let boil.
  4. Portion into cups and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  5. Sprinkle the top with a thin layer of sugar. Using a torch, caramelize the sugar being careful not to scorch.