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Creamy Natillas

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  Eggs 2 , separated
  Flour 2 Tablespoon
  Heavy cream 2 Cup (32 tbs), divided
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs), divided
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Vanilla 3⁄4 Teaspoon (Preferably Mexican)
  Cinnamon/Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon, freshly grated

In a bowl, make a paste of the egg yolks, flour and 1/2 cup of the cream.
In a saucepan, combine 1/4 cup of the sugar and the salt with the remaining cream and bring the mixture to just below boiling.
Whisk the scalded cream gradually into the egg mixture then place it in a double boiler over simmering water.
Cook the mixture slowly, stirring constantly, until it thickens, about 20 minutes.
Mix in the vanilla and let the mixture cool.
The recipe may be made ahead of time to this point.
Beat the egg whites with the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar until they're stiff and shiny but not dry.
Fold the egg whites into the cooled custard.
Sprinkle with freshly grated nutmeg or cinnamon and serve immediately.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2705 Calories from Fat 1654

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 188 g289.1%

Saturated Fat 113.7 g568.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1080.6 mg360.2%

Sodium 579.6 mg24.2%

Total Carbohydrates 242 g80.5%

Dietary Fiber 3.5 g13.9%

Sugars 201.8 g

Protein 26 g51.4%

Vitamin A 151.2% Vitamin C 5.1%

Calcium 42.2% Iron 21.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Creamy Natillas Recipe