As another offering at my birthday tea party, I decided to use up some of my remaining chai masala spice mix (leftover from previous recipes on this site) to make a twist on a traditional English egg custard tart. Egg custards are sweet and wobbly, and a perfect backdrop for stronger spice flavors. Given the obvious nature of this combo and the fact that India was once a British colony, it’s easy to see why this dish works so well.
This is my first collaboration, ha! My friend at work is a scientist by day and owns a local chai company, Boston Chai Party, by night (they ship!). He and his business partner are Indian, so you can be sure his product is authentic. While he has the chai tea recipe on lock, we were talking one day about other ways that the chai spice could be used and the first one we thought of was chai ice cream. Naturally, I had to turn it into an ice cream cake. I have to say, this might be the most beautiful dish I’ve ever made!