Basil Custard With Apricot Caramel Dessert

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Total Time
1hr
Prep
30 mins
Cook
30 mins

This is an RSC entry. It is very rich. I suggest eating this with plain vanilla icecream. Have fun!

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, add the milk and powdered milk
  2. Finely chop the basil leaves
  3. Add to milk mixture
  4. Bring to boil and then remove from heat
  5. Allow basil flavour to develop
  6. Grind the coriander seeds in a mortar and pestle and then sift
  7. Add the coriander to the 2/3 cup sugar, lime juice and wattleseed in another saucepan
  8. Bring to a boil to melt and caramelise the sugar while stirring
  9. Add the apricots
  10. Later add 1/2 cup water, stir well to make a sauce and continue to reduce
  11. In a jug or easy pour bowl, beat the eggs thoroughly
  12. Prepare 4 ramekins ie grease if you wish to make the baked version of this
  13. Distribute the apricot sauce mixture between the 4 ramekins
  14. Put these aside
  15. Add the cream to the the basil and milk mixture and reheat to almost boiling
  16. Add to the egg mixture and beat quickly and thoroughly
  17. Distribute the custard mix between the ramekins before it has a chance to fully set
  18. Allow to cool and refrigerate until ready to serve
  19. Run a knife around the custard before inverting onto a plate
  20. Garnish with fresh basil leaves