This is a unique Spanish breakfast custard that my Puerto Rican father loved as a child and something my mother made for us as we were growing up. It takes patience to whisk the custard for 25 minutes, but the results are very delicious and warming on a cold winter morning.
A crusty rosemary bread works nicely for this classic Italian salad. The bread - pulled into bite-sized pieces - tomatoes, cucumbers and red onions, are tossed with fresh herbs and just enough vinegar and oil to give them a nice glistening. Four generous servings.