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Baked Custard

I’m always looking for new recipes that take little time, and expense, but yield bountiful results.   I found this over at In a Shoe and tried it already.  Yum, but what is even nicer is this is a recipe that can easily be tweaked to meet your taste buds.  For a change, I actually followed the recipe exactly!  That is a joke around here that I never cook the exact same thing twice, that is what happens when you don’t measure. 

Baked Custard

serves 8-10

  • 12 eggs
  • 1/2 – 1 cup sugar (Kim used 1/2 cup, but we used a cup.)
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 cups milk (for richer custard, use a combination of milk and cream or evaporated milk)
  • nutmeg

Heat 3 quarts of water to boiling, and pour into your electric roaster.  Heat roaster 325.

Meanwhile, heat milk in the microwave.  About 4 minutes is right for ours.  This step is not necessary but your custard will cook much faster if you start with hot milk.

Beat eggs in a large mixing bowl.  Beat in vanilla, then sugar.  Stir in hot milk until combined.  Pour into 9×13 and sprinkle with nutmeg.

Use your roaster rack to lower custard into roaster.  Watch water level as you lower it to be sure it’s not high enough to flow into custard.  Cover and bake 60-90 minutes, until center is set.

Serve warm or chilled.

HT: Kim at In a Shoe


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