If you have made this http://paulaskitchentable.blogspot.ie/2012/01/paula-prodigious-pavlova.html before you will have been left with eight lonely looking egg yolks in a bowl! Countless times I have refrigerated them only to remember them several days later when all they are suitable for is the compost bin! After making a gorgeous pavlova at the weekend I was adamant I wasn't going to forget about the gorgeous golden yolks sitting patiently in the fridge.
Mousse, curds and pasta were all options but I decided on a baked chocolate custard as I knew the two youngest men in my life would be well impressed upon their return from school, especially with the addition of the eyeballs, bones and skulls!
You will need;
200ml full fat milk
50g cocoa powder
8 egg yolks
80g caster sugar
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
Bring the milk and cocoa powder to the boil.
Whisk the egg yolks and sugar together until creamy.
Take the milk mixture from the hob and leave to cool for a few minutes.
Stir in the yolk mixture and the cream before pouring into four ramekins.
Place the ramekins in a roasting dish and pour some water into the roasting dish so that the water comes halfway up the sides of the ramekins.
Place in oven until the custard has set, approximately 20 minutes.
Leave to cool before decorating with some gorey eyeballs and whatever other halloween candy you can get your greasy paws on!
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