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During major football tournaments, such as this year’s World Cup, orange cream slices literally fly off Dutch supermarket shelves. And, although Dutch emigrants often find it difficult to source authentic Dutch ‘tompoezen’ (cream slices) abroad, they’re also incredibly easy to rustle up at home. This particular recipe makes 4 exceptionally patriotic tompoezen!
Preheat your oven to 200 C. Next place 4 slices of puff pastry dough (of approximately 15 x 15 cm in size) onto a lined baking tray, prick gently with a fork and place into the pre-heated oven for around 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown (please note: while baking, remove the raised puffed pastry from the oven several times and press flat). Now allow the pastry to cool. Meanwhile, place the egg yolks into a saucepan, add in the sugar, and beat with a whisk until nice and creamy. Stir in the custard powder and gradually pour in the milk. Next gently heat the contents of the pan for about 5 minutes, taking care to constantly stir and to prevent the mixture from boiling. Remove from the heat and allow the cream to cool, before placing into your refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours. Now carefully spoon the cooled cream onto two puff pastry sheets and, using a serrated bread knife, carefully cut into two. To prepare the orange icing, first mix the icing sugar, egg white, and a few drops of lemon juice and orange colouring in a bowl, and then brush generously over the remaining two slices of puff pastry. Cut the freshly glazed slices in half, place on top of the cream slices and leave to set in your refrigerator for about 30 minutes. Lastly top your tompouzen with a final flourish of whipped cream and decorate with a colourful Dutch flag cocktail stick.
Tip: Don’t fancy slaving in the kitchen, but still crave a typical Dutch tompouce? You can now order a special tompouce pack at Holland at Home, for six delicious cream slices delivered straight to your own front door!
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