he must have had a standing account at that bakeshop. my lola never ate the pie (she was already watching her sugar intake). but lucky the grandchild who found it in the fridge. more often than not...me.
i've been trying to make this pie to duplicate this precious taste memory, and this is very close but...still not quite it. this one is very similar in taste and texture to "don taht," the mini custards served in dimsum houses...lolo's egg pie was firmer, yellower, with a distinctive brown top.
"old fashioned english custard tart" recipe from Delia Smith's "How to Cook." (the brown specks, freshly grated nutmeg). my favorite taste testers pronounced it good...back to the drawing board for me.