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Venetian-style Fried Custard

di Academia Barilla

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Venetian-style Fried Custard
PREPARATION TIME
50 minutes

DIFFICULTY
Easy

TYPE
Sweets and Fruit

ITALIAN REGION
Veneto




Ingredients for 4 people


4 cups milk
1 1/2 cups flour
4 tablespoons cornstarch
3/4 cup sugar
8 egg yolks
Lemon zest
grated
6 cups oil for frying
4 egg whites
1 cup breadcrumbs



Preparation 45 minutes preparation + 5 minutes cooking
1. In a bowl, beat egg yolks with sugar, cornstarch, flour and lemon zest

2. Bring milk to a boil over medium heat, add it to the egg mixture and combine well

3. Return everything to the milk pot and bring to a boil, stirring constantly until the custard thickens

4. Pour the custard onto a baking sheet lined with plastic wrap, spread evenly with a spatula and let it cool

5. Cover with another piece of wrap

6. When the custard is cold, cut it in 1-inch squares

7. Dip the custard squares in beaten egg white, then dip in breadcrumbs

8. Fry the squares in a pan with plenty of hot oil