Golden Staircase Pie
Another beautiful old-school dessert recipe, this Golden Staircase Pie will make your mouth water..
Juice of 1 large lemon
pulp of 2 passionfruit
7 oz condensed milk
Juice and rind of 1 lemon
juice and rind of 1 orange
1 tablespoon of custard powder
1 tablespoon of cornflour
4 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup of milk
3 dessertspoons cornflour
2 oz butter
2 tablespoons castor sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Blend lemon juice and passionfruit pulp with condensed milk. Spread into cooled pastry case, chill.
Add to orange and lemon juice enough water to fill 8 oz measuring cup. Place in saucepan with grated rinds, bring to boil.
Blend custard powder, cornflour and sugar with enough water to makea smooth paste; add boiling liquid slowly, stirring constantly, add butter and return to saucepan.
Stir over low heat for 3 minutes. Allow to cool, stirring occasionally to prevent skin forming.
Spread eveninly over first layer.
Put milk in saucepan, heat gently. Blend cornflour and salt to a smooth paste with little water. Pour on boiling milk very slowly, stirring all the time.
Stir over low heat for 3 minutes. Cover with damp cloth, stir occasionally till cool.
Cream butter and sugar until white and fluffy then beat in cooled custard mixture a little at a time, adding vanilla during mixing.
Spread over filling in pastry case. Chill Well. Just before serving spoon over extra passionfruit pulp.
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