"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

Baked Custard Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Melanie Henry

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 eggs, beaten
⅓ cup sugar
teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups scalded milk
freshly grated nutmeg

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 325
Bake 40 minutes, or until the middle of each custard jiggles like Jello and is no longer liquid.

Mix together eggs, sugar, salt, and vanilla.

Measure 2 cups of milk in a Pyrex measuring cup; heat 2 minutes on high in the microwave; check for a "skin" on the top of the milk, which indicates that the milk is "scalded."

Gradually add milk to the egg mixture.

Place four custard cups in a 9" X 13" Pyrex baking pan; pour custard mixture equally in the custard cups.

Create a "Bain Marie," which means pouring hot tap water around the custard cups so that the water fills the baking pan up to within one inch of the tops of the cups.

Let sit at least 30 minutes, but most prefer it chilled in the refrigerator.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
15 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
My grandmother, Mina Manchester Lee, served baked custard to her huge brood of eight children. Her parents and some of her siblings immigrated from around Manchester, Lancashire, in England.

Baked custard is an excellent desert any time, but it is especially soothing to recovering sick people. Jeff, Mark, and Heather were especially grateful after having their wisdom teeth removed.

 

 

 

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