CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to EDP Norfolk today CLICK HERE

Asparagus custard with toasted goat’s cheese

PUBLISHED: 06:03 30 June 2014

Asparagus custard with toasted goat's cheese

Dish by Richard Hughes: Assembly House, Norwich

Picture: James Bass
Eastern Daily Press © 2010 (01603) 772434

Asparagus custard with toasted goat's cheese Dish by Richard Hughes: Assembly House, Norwich Picture: James Bass For: EDP NORFOLK - JUNE 2010 Eastern Daily Press © 2010 (01603) 772434

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2010

1 medium onion

125g butter

450g local asparagus

1 teaspoon tarragon

125ml double cream

3 eggs (2 yolks and 1 whole egg)

4 slices granary French stick

2 slices goat’s cheese

Heat the oven to 160c Gas 3

1 Gently melt the onion in the butter, cook until softened, with no colour.

2 Meanwhile prepare the asparagus; Snap the asparagus and discard the ‘woody’ ends.

3 Cut off the tips.

4 Slice the remaining spears.

5 Place the chopped asparagus in the pan with the softened onion.

6 Add the chopped tarragon.

7 Pour in the cream. Simmer until the asparagus has softened, this will take around eight minutes.

8 Place through a blender until smooth.

9 Push the mixture through a fine sieve.

10 Season with salt and pepper.

11 Whisk in two egg yolks and one whole egg.

12 Pour the custard into shallow dishes or ramekins, placing an asparagus tip into the base. Place the dishes into a deep tray, pour boiling water to halfway up the dishes. Bake at 160c, Gas 3 for 20-25 minutes, until the custards have just set. Remove from the oven and allow to stand in the water for further 10 minutes.

13 Meanwhile prepare the croutons. Lightly toast the slices of French stick, top with the crumbled goat’s cheese, toast.

14 Top the custards with asparagus tips, serve alongside the goat’s cheese toasts.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other EDP Norfolk Magazine visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by EDP Norfolk Magazine staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique EDP Norfolk Magazine account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More From Food & Drink

Wed, 10:24

Award-winning distiller Bullards has unveiled a new gin and a new look that harks back to its Norwich heritage

Read more
October 2018
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Peach, pear, plum, quince, jostaberry and medlar too; we take a tour of our fruitful county

Read more
Friday, October 5, 2018

Enjoy our scrummy ‘Halloween’ themed afternoon tea in relaxed, comfy and funky surroundings.

Read more

A small Norfolk village is home to a thriving bakery that is bringing back traditional, old-fashioned methods to bread-making

Read more
September 2018
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

We’ve created the ultimate guide to eating and drinking in Norwich. From brunch spots to cocktail bars, you’ll want to bookmark this page

Read more
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

It can sometimes be hard to find a good meal as a vegan or even a vegetarian, but Norwich has embraced the plant-based way of life and offers a plethora of vegetarian and vegan eateries to choose from. We have chosen ten places to eat in Norwich for herbivores

Read more
Friday, September 14, 2018

Nothing is more British than the fish and chip shop. Whether you prefer enjoying them by the seafront or slouching on your sofa, Norfolk has got you covered

Read more
Friday, September 14, 2018

Norwich always seems to be welcoming a new addition to its eclectic list of great places to eat out. We pick some of the city’s best restaurants that you need to visit

Read more
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Cooking high quality beef isn’t that hard, says Andrew Jones, if you follow these steps

Read more
September 2018
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Congratulations to all finalists and those nominated. After the glittering ceremony, we can now reveal our 13 winners

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Like us on Facebook

Local Business Directory

Search For a Car In Your Area

Property Search