Spanish Natillas

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Total Time
10 mins
20 mins

This is a delicious traditional Spanish dessert and is similar to cold custard, but creamier and with a hint of cinnamon.

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  1. Dissolve the cornflour in 1/2 cup cold milk, stir well. Set aside.
  2. Heat the remaining milk in a saucepan with the cinnamon stick.
  3. Beat the egg yolks with the sugar.
  4. Add the cold milk mixture to the eggs and sugar.
  5. When the milk is starting to boil, remove the cinamon stick and add the mixture of flour, milk, eggs and sugar.
  6. Stir well over the heat until the custard thickens. Don't boil.
  7. Put the natillas into individual bowls or dessert glasses.
  8. Sprinkle with a little cinnamon powder.