1 lb. of prunes or French plums, 4 eggs, 1 pint of milk, 1 teaspoonful of cornflour, sugar and flavouring to taste. Wash the prunes, remove the stones, and soak the prunes in 1/2 pint of water over night. Stew them very gently in an enamelled saucepan in the water in which they soaked, and add a little more if needed; when the prunes are quite tender, mash them well with a fork or wooden spoon, and let them cool. Beat the whites of the eggs to a stiff froth, and mix this with the mashed prunes when quite cold. Meanwhile make a custard with the milk, cornflour, and the yolks of eggs, adding sugar and a few drops of almond essence; let it cool. Heap the prunes on a glass dish and pour the custard round, and serve.