Mixed Berries Gratin

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Ingredients (6 to 8 servings)

½ cup milk
3 extra large eggs yolks
½ cup plus 1 tbsp granulated sugar
2 tbsp. plus 1 tsp cornstarch, sifted
2 tbsp. unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1 Pinch salt
1 cup whipped crème fraiche,
4 cup mixed berries
1 tbsp. confectioner sugar

In a small pot, bring the milk to boil, and then turn off the heat. Whisk the egg yolks together in a separate bowl and add a half cup sugar and the corn starch. Continue whisking until the mixture thickens and is pale yellow color. Slowly, whisk in the hot milk, at first a few tablespoons at the time, and then more quickly. Return the mixture to the stove and cook over medium heat, whisking until the mixtures thickens to a pudding-like consistency.

Remove from the stove and stir in the butter and salt. Transfer the mixture to a bowl. Place a piece of a plastic wrap on the surface to keep it from forming a skin. Cool in the fridge.

Fold in the whipped cream into the chilled custard. Preheat the boiler.

Toss the berries with one tablespoon of granulated sugar, and scatter half of them on the bottom of a gratin dish. Spoon the custard into the dish, and scatter the rest of the berries on top. Sift the confectioner sugar over the top and put under the broiler for about 7 minutes, until bubbling and golden brown.

Serve immediately.