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Meal Type: Dessert
Total Time:
Cook Method: Stove
Cuisine: Cuban
     Serving Size: 8 - Change
Nutritional Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 211
% Daily Value**
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 5g
Unsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 156mg
Sodium 120mg
Total Carbohydrate 26g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 21g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A  7%Vitamin C  0%
Calcium  5%Iron  3%
Potassium  3%Vitamin E  2%
** Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutritional Data from USDA SR21 Database. Nutritional information is estimated and may vary.

Natillas (Dessert)

Date Added: June 14, 2009


1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla ----topping-----
1 Quart Heavy Cream OPTIONAL
3/4 Cup Sugar brown, packed
1/8 Teaspoon Salt optional
1/4 Cup Flour any kind (I use a mixture of unbleached
4 Eggs separated
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1. Make a paste of egg yolks and 1/2 cup of the cream, and then stir in the flour, mixing well.

2. Add sugar and salt to the rest of the cream and scald in saucepan.

3. Stir scalded cream gradually into egg mixture and place in double boiler.

4. Cook slowly, stirring constantly, until the mixture has become thickened, about 20 minutes.

5. Mix in vanilla and let cool. Beat egg whites until stiff, then fold into custard.

6. Garnish with canela, nutmeg, or sweet spice.

7. Notes from the chef: To cut down on the amount of fat, substitute evaporated skim milk or half and half for the heavy cream.

8. Make sure to place double boiler over, not in, boiling water.

9. Thickened consistency is correct when the mixture coats the back of a spoon and you can draw a track with your finger down the coating and the mark remains.

10. Canela is described as similar to light cinnamon; Santa Fe sweet spice is a commercially prepared blend of sweet spices.

11. To achieve best results with beating egg whites, make sure the whites are room temp before beating them.

12. Adding a pinch of cream of tartar near the end helps, too.

13. The instructor seemed mildly offended when one of us voiced the salmonella concern since the egg whites aren't cooked.

14. She seemed to think that Santa Fe was somehow immune from that health concern (NOT!).

15. But she said that if we were afraid to serve uncooked whites, they could be beaten and then poached by large spoonfuls in boiling water and served atop the creamy custard.

16. I did eat the uncooked version at the lunch and it was wonderful.

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Dietary Notes:
This recipe is very low-sodium with 119.63mg per serving

Food Allergy Information:
This recipe contains potential food allergens and will effect people with Wheat, Egg, Gluten, Natural Sweeteners allergies.
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