Baked custard with poached prunes

Was looking at random cookbooks I’d been given and found a lovely little baked custard recipe in Stevie Parle’s first book (he may have another one now no?). Was part of a breakfast with peaches poached in Sauternes or something like that. Too early for peaches but looking at another Tom Aikens book I spotted poached prunes. As I conveniently happened to have a bag of prunes nearing expiry date, thought this could work well together. Prunes were just poached in water with sugar, vanilla pods and cinnamon sticks (I didn’t use brandy given in recipe) and then soaked (for a minimum of 24 hours). Custards took about 10-15 minutes longer than Stevie suggested (30 mins) and were perfectly wobbly.

All in all, a marvellous little afternoon treat. More to come as the leftover egg whites are currently in the oven being turned into a meringue.

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