In France, this 600 year old delight was originally known a croustade, then a doucette, and a few other names since the Middle Ages. Henry IV loved it so much that it was one of the dishes prepared for his coronation banquet in 1399.
Centuries later it’s marvellous to see old recipes still being used, because they’re just SO good. The small puff pastry case filled with a mixture of cream, milk, or broth with eggs, sugar or honey, and spices like nutmeg and vanilla. Simple. Ancient.
With this long history, a modern custard tart has a lot to live up to and I should know because I’ve eaten more than my fair share over the years. Balfours Custard Tarts are as true to the tarts of yore as King Henry would have wished, made simply from egg, milk, cream and vanilla with a dusting of nutmeg in a perfectly balanced, delicate pastry shell.
Best eaten at room temperature or straight out of the fridge, these favoured treats are a perfect convenience purchase, on their own or with a freshly made coffee to go. Their wide appeal makes them ideally suited to all independents retailers, like IGA, Foodworks and Spar, just to name a few.
To fill your fridge with Balfours Custards Tarts, go to www.balfours.com.au or call them on 08 8368 5300.