Tipsy Squire

Another club cookbook caught our eye this week,  What’s Cooking from The DeFuniak Springs Garden Club, 1955.

This is basically a Charlotte Russe with a much funnier name. Lady fingers can be hard to find but this time of year, most groceries have them available for making strawberry shortcake. (ugh! Strawberry Shortcake should only be made with biscuits)

Tipsy Squire

1 qt boiled custard
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup sherry
Lady Fingers
1/4 cup almonds

Boiled custard–Into double boiler put 1 quart sweet milk to get hot but not boil. Beat four eggs together until light. Add 1 cup sugar and mix well. Them pour a small amount of hot milk into the eggs and sugar to warm. Then add to the mixture in the double boiler. Cook until it coats a spoon. Remove from fire and cool. Add 1 teaspoon desired flavoring. Into a large bowl, put 2 cups of custard and a layer of lady fingers. Sprinkle with sherry and nuts. Cover with remaining custard. Chill and serve with whipped cream.

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