Vanilla Custard Tart


Step 1
To make the pastry, beat the butter and sugar together until creamy. Add the egg and beat until combined.

Step 2
Work in 2/3 of flour with wooden spoon, then remaining flour by hand, before turning out on to lightly floured surface and bringing together into a disc. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate 30 minutes.

Step 3
Roll the pastry out and use it to line a greased 8″ loose based flan tin. Brush base and sides of pastry with lightly beaten egg white.

Step 4
For the filling, beat the eggs, vanilla paste and sugar together. Heat the milk in a small saucepan until lukewarm, before stirring gently into the eggs.

Step 5
Place the pastry lined tin onto an oven tray and pour in custard mixture. Bake at 350F for 40-45 mins. After 15 mins cooking time, sprinkle with nutmeg. Do not overcook as custard will firm as it cools.


Preparation: 30 minutes
Serves: 6
Cooking: 45 minutes

3 tbsp (45g) unsalted butter, softened
2 tbsp granulated sugar
1 small egg, lightly beaten
4 oz (110g) all-purpose flour – Pinch of baking powder

2 large eggs
2 tsp Taylor & Colledge Vanilla Bean Paste
3 tbsps granulated sugar
12 fl oz (350ml) milk
Freshly ground nutmeg