Milk tart spring rolls
|1/2 cup||castor sugar|
|1 tsp||vanilla extract|
|1 tsp||ground cinnamon|
|12||spring roll wrappers|
|1||egg — lightly beaten|
|oil — for frying|
|1/4 cup||castor sugar|
|2 tsp||ground cinnamon|
Heat the milk to scalding point (just before it starts to boil).
In a bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, castor sugar, flour and cornflour. Pour the hot milk into the egg mixture, whisking continuously. Return the mixture to the pot and cook on medium heat until thickened, stirring continuously.
Stir in the vanilla extract and cinnamon. Transfer the mixture to a bowl, cover with cling wrap and leave to cool completely.
Once the mixture has cooled, spoon it onto the spring roll wrappers and roll them into neat cigars. Brush the edges with egg white to seal.
Deep-fry in oil (5 cm is enough) until golden and crisp. Drain them of excess oil on paper towel, then toss in a mixture of castor sugar and cinnamon to coat. Serve immediately.
Recipe extract from Zola Nene’s new cookbook, Simply Seven Colours, published by Penguin Random House South Africa.