Sunday, August 10, 2008

Thanksgiving and beyond.....eggnog custard ( "Melktert") or pumpkin custard tart anyone?

You can find the recipe here on this link.

http://giddygastronome.blogspot.com/2008/09/published-in-edibleaspen-magazine-and.html.



Eggnog custard tart with a coconut cookie crust.





















Munson's farm in Boulder, Colorado. Visit them for all your produce needs. Hurry before the sugar in the corn turns starchy!























This is the last post in my series "Thanksgiving and beyond." I had such a blast revamping these recipes and some of them will ultimately be featured in the Fall issue of an Aspen magazine. My deadline was July and boy oh boy was this a challenge. The challenge was not in the making, but in the obtaining of certain ingredients!
These recipes were passed down to me by my Grandmother and this one in particular is called a "Melktert" ( milk tart). Milk is the key ingredient followed by eggs and Fall spices. I can never leave well enough alone, of course, I had to change it. In fact I either change a few ingredients of a recipe or just create a new one, one that suits my fancy. I used eggnog instead of milk, added roasted coconut, coconut extract and the spices to the tart shell and added custard, coconut extract and the spices to the eggnog mixture. I also made a tart with half eggnog and half pumpkin puree to celebrate this vegetable which is so prevalent during the fall.
If you want to try something other than a regular pie crust, then this crust would be perfect for all your pumpkin tart needs!
Enjoy!





5 comments:

Zoey said...

Salaams Naz

These goodies look absolutely delicious. I want the recipe for both these goodies. You are very creative, they look scrumptuos. Nazneen loves Melktert.
Love and Salaams to all

Zoey

Donette said...

NAZARINA,

FIRST OF ALL I LOVE THEM ALL THEY LOOK SOOO GOOD, GREAT IDEAS. AND I ENVY THE PERSON THAT IS YOUR TASTER! IT WILL BE A HIT.



DONETTE

Lisa said...

Hi Nazarina,

I only have one problem here ...I can't decide which recipes to include ...they all look so good! I'm not kidding, I think you should have your own food magazine or TV show!

I want to include two in the fall issue. Which would you most like to see included?

Lisa
Publisher

Cheryl said...

Nazarina, You are truly amazing! I'm in love with simply EVERYTHING you make!!!!!!! What makes it all even MORE amazing is the fact that I know that you use the very BEST ingredients. All of your creations are winners in my book. Oh! yeah you should consider a cookbook, if you haven't already. All of this fall stuff looks simply To Die For!!!!!!!! I would love the recipes. I have been really busy gardening for this upcomming bridal shower. Well let me tell you this pie crust looks like it has a really amazing texture. I actually am one of those people that loves to make pie crust! I love coconut. That tart looks delicious.YUM! My pie crust is made with butter, and my daughter uses the ruglagh cookie dough for pies it's made with butter and cream cheese. She makes mini pumpkin tarts at thanksgiving to share. I will send your the recipe if you would like it. Oh and I ADORE the stencils. Nazarina, you are incredibly creative. I would truly love to meet you someday! I'm sure you inspire everyone who knows you and reads your blog. And those lucky people that actually get to taste it all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm jealous

I'll let you know all about the shower. Cheryl

Reeni said...

Looks beautiful and scrumptious!!