Natillas is one of the most famous desserts in Spain. It is very similar to a cold custard, but more creamy and flavoured with cinnamon. Here we’ve also flavoured it with espresso coffee.Print
Espresso Coffee Natillas
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 20 mins
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Cuisine: Desserts
- 5 aniseed tortas o tortas de aceite
- 500ml full fat milk
- 220 ml of espresso coffee (2 lungo measures on your Nespresso machine)
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1 vanilla pod
- 3 egg yolks
- rind of 1 lemon
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornflour
- 4 oat biscuits or your choice biscuits for garnish
- In a blender or food processor add the tortas and blend until you get a fine crumb. Line the bottom of 4 terracotta bowls, pressing the crumbs down with your hands or the back of a spoon. Put the bowls in the fridge to set for about 30 min.
- Heat the milk with the cinnamon, vanilla and lemon rind for 10 minutes over medium-low heat. Do not let it boil.
- Meanwhile, beat the egg yolks with the sugar until creamy. Then add the cornflour. Continue beating until you have a smooth consistency.
- Remove the cinnamon, vanilla and lemon rind from the milk. Gradually add the egg yolk mixture to the milk and then add your espresso coffee. Beat with a whisk over a low heat until the mixture thickens, about 20 minutes.
- Pour the natillas into the 4 terracota bowls and leave in the fridge for a couple of hours. Serve with a biscuit on top. Enjoy!