Make a Poppy Seed Dessert: Poppy Seed Torte with Vanilla Custard Filling

| February/March 1998

Makes one 8-inch cake
This light, poppy seed torte contrasts delectabley with the taste of the nutty, vanilla custard filling.

Vanilla Custard Filling

1/2 cup sugar
• 1 tablespoon cornstarch
• 1 1/2 cups milk
• 4 egg yolks, slightly beaten
1/2 tablespoon butter or margarine
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

1. Stir together the sugar and cornstarch. In a saucepan, combine the milk and egg yolks.

2. Whisk in the sugar mixture and cook, stirring, over medium heat until the mixture comes to a boil. Turn off heat, stir in the butter, cool slightly, then stir in the vanilla and nuts.

Poppy Seed Torte

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