I was inspired to try these by a local baker I met this week, I have to say I didn’t quite get the custard as I would have liked but they did taste absolutely divine.
For the filling:
3 large free range eggs, plus 2 large free range egg yolks, lightly beaten
1 pint of single cream (2 cups)
2 ounces caster sugar (a scant 1/4 cup)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 whole nutmegs, grated
1 tsp of softened butter
For the toffee sauce:
150g caster sugar
75ml pot double cream
3-4 sheets Filo Pastry
1/2 Lady Red Apple – sliced very thinly
- Place the cream and vanilla into a saucepan and bring it up to a simmer.
- Whisk the beaten eggs and sugar together in a large heatproof jug.
- Slowly pour the hot cream over the beaten eggs, whisking continuously.
- Whisk in half of the nutmeg.
- Carefully pour the whisked mixture into the pastry case and scatter the rest of the nutmeg over top.
- Bake for 10 minutes, then place the sliced apple on top carefully, place back in the oven for a further 20 mins or until the filling is golden brown, firm in the centre and slightly puffed.
- Meanwhile, cut the filo pastry into squares, size to fit your muffin tin. Lightly grease your tin.
- Brush the filo with melted butter and place 3 squares on top of each other to form a star shape, carefully press into muffin tin.
- Now to make the toffee, tip the sugar into a heavy-based frying pan, stir in 4 tbsp water, then place over a medium heat until the sugar has dissolved.
- Turn up the heat and bubble for 4-5 mins until you have caramel.
- Take off the heat, then carefully stir in the cream and butter.
- Once oven has finished, remove and spread the toffee over the top and allow to cool for about 1 hour. Serve! Yummy!