Cointreau custard tartlets

These are definitely not gluten free as they are made with bought tartlet cases.  I just made these one night as a quick and easy way to dress up some strawberries.  The addition of Cointreau to a standard custard mixture will make them a little bit special.

Cointreau custard tartlets

Cointreau custard tartlets

6 bought tartlet cases

12 large strawberries

1/2 cup milk

1 egg yolk

1/2 tbsp sugar

1 tsp Cointreau

1 tbsp cornflour


Heat the milk in a small pan over a medium heat.  While it is heating (watch it, it won’t take long) beat together the yolk, cornflour and sugar until the sugar is well blended, then add the Cointreau.  Once the milk has just come to the boil, pour over the egg mixture and stir vigorously.  Return to pan, stir until thickened, leave aside to cool.  When completely cool, fill tartlet cases, decorate with strawberries.

To decorate you can dust with icing sugar, or add a little Irish Cream Cream (hey it’s Christmas, a little bit of alcohol is to be expected).