- ACTIVE: 20 MIN
- TOTAL TIME: 2 HRS
- SERVINGS: 4
Top Chef winner Kristen Kish cooks honey to give it a deeper flavor; it’s key in her fantastic custard, which she serves in jars topped with fresh fruit.
- 1/3 cup mild honey, such as clover, plus more for serving
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 3 thyme sprigs
- 1 vanilla bean, seeds scraped
- 4 large egg yolks
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon unflavored gelatin, softened in 1 tablespoon of water
- Raspberries and sea salt, for serving
- In a saucepan, cook the 1/3 cup of honey over moderately low heat for 2 minutes. Add the heavy cream, milk, thyme and vanilla bean and seeds and simmer over low heat for 4 minutes. Discard the thyme and vanilla bean.
- In a heatproof bowl, whisk the egg yolks, cornstarch and sugar. Gradually whisk in the hot honey milk. Return to the saucepan; whisk over moderate heat until thickened and bubbling, 3 to 4 minutes. Off the heat, whisk in the softened gelatin. Strain into 4 small jars and refrigerate until chilled, 1 hour. Serve with berries, honey and a sprinkling of sea salt.
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