Serious Eats: Recipes
Torta de Higos (Fig Torte)
For the custard: When whisking the hot milk into the egg yolk mixture, stabilize your bowl by wrapping a damp towel around its base or setting it on top of a rubber grip mat.
Custard may be made up to three days in advance. Once completely cooled, press a piece of plastic wrap directly on the custard surface and store in refrigerator. Whisk to smooth prior to serving.
Once assembled, the torta may be stored, refrigerated, for 2 to 3 days. It will get soggier as the days go by, but it's still really delicious.
Make your own poached figs using this recipe.