Decadent Sunday morning treat

I pulled this recipe about out of the Dining Section a few weeks ago.  This morning, I felt compelled to make it.  It is beyond easy and I made it twice.  Josh had 2 friends over. 

Preheat the oven to 400. 

Mix together in a bowl:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds ( I just took sliced almonds and crushed them with my hands )
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds  ( and a little more for garnish )
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • pinch of Kosher salt

In an 8-inch ovenproof skillet (preferably non-stick), melt 1 tbsp. butter and turn to low heat and let the foam subside.  Then add the mixture to the pan, evenly.  Let this stay on the stove until the sides start to set.  Now put it in the oven for about 15 minutes or until it is firm.  It might even begin to turn brown on top but make sure the custard is really set.  Then crank up the broiler for 30 minutes and let the top get golden.

Take out of the oven ( don't forget the mitts ) and sprinkle powdered sugar and almonds on top.  Serve.

Delicious.  I felt like I was at a patisserie in Paris.  A tad decadent but when else but on a Sunday morning?