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Brazilian Coffee Custard (Crème De Café)

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“A strong tasting coffee custard. If you like coffee you will like this.”
1hr 20mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set oven to 325°F.
  2. Combine the milk, vanilla bean and coffee beans in a sauce pan. Bring rapidly to a boil, then remove pan from heat.
  3. Stir in the strong coffee. Reserve.
  4. In a bowl, beat the egg yolks, then gradually blend in the sugar and cornstarch. Mix well.
  5. Strain the cooled milk, a little at a time, through a fine sieve lined with cheesecloth into the egg and sugar mixture.
  6. Pour the mixture into a buttered baking dish or into individual ovenproof custard cups.
  7. Cover the baking dish, set in a pan of hot and bake until a knife inserted into the center of the custard comes out clean, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  8. Cool custard to room temperature, then chill until needed. Before serving, run a knife around the inside edge of the baking dish and invert custard onto a serving dish. Serves 4.
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