Ethnic Meals
Recipes and meal time ideas


The site concentrates on British recipes from Scotland, England and Wales with a few recipes from Ireland, India and France "thrown in". Primarily designed to provide ethnic recipes and meals, whether you are looking for an unusual meal, a straightforward meat, fish or poultry meal dish or even a sweet pudding recipe then hopefully you will find it here.

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Custard Tarts Recipe

This is a recipe for Custard Tarts or custard pies as they are sometimes known. Custard tarts are a real treat in Scottish households. Traditionally only a weekend favourite they are now widely on sale from most high street bakers.


  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 Tablespoon. sugar
  • 1 pint whole cream
  • Teaspoon. vanilla
  • a sprinkling of sugar OR cinammon for topping


Carefully mix the egg yolks and the sugar until thoroughly blended. In a seperate saucepan, heat the cream and vanilla slowly bringing to almost the boil. However, do NOT let it boil as they will seperate and be useless.

Pour this mixture onto the egg yolk-sugar mixture stirring constantly until smooth. Keep stirring until the whole mixture starts to thicken, then pour into ready-made pastry tart shells. Place in the refrigerator to chill, preferably overnight. Some people will then take the following step but a sprinkling of cinammon and serving is equally as traditional OR sprinkle lightly with the extra sugar, then pass very quickly under the grill to turn the sugar topping into a nice golden 'crust.

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For US to UK equivalents for food weights and measurements see this rough guide

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