Sunday, February 22, 2009

Egg Custard with strawberry sauce

Our favorite restaurant has Egg Custard on the dessert menu, served warm with raspberry sauce. Today I had a craving for egg custard, OK I always have a craving. Actually, the milk was about to expire, so I wanted to use it up. For five simple ingredients, I can have egg custard any time. I made a strawberry sauce since I didn't have any raspberries. I know my mom will really enjoy this recipe.

Note: I used ramekins to bake the custard, and when cool, I ran a knife around the custard and put in decorative serving bowls. The restaurant serves them on a plate in a pool of raspberry sauce.





Ingredients:
2 cups milk
2 eggs
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
nutmeg
Preparation:
Beat together milk, eggs, salt, and sugar. Pour into custard cups; place cups in a pan with hot water nearly to top of custard line. Sprinkle each with nutmeg and bake at 325° for about 40 to 55 minutes, until custard is set. This really depends on depth of the baking dish. A knife inserted in center should come out clean. Makes 4 to 6, depending on size.



While I was baking the custard, Mr. Cardinal flew in for his lunch. You can hardly see him with the snow coming down.

Thanks for stopping by!

Debbie
Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..

8 comments:

  1. That looks delcious...Remids me of my childhood..
    But my mom didn't serve it so prettily!
    Lovely presentation, Debbie!

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  2. Looks great, I love how you decorated it with ribbon :)

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  3. Marsha, the ribbon came with the bowl and spoon. It was a Tuesday Morning special :-) Do you ever shop there?

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  4. Debbie, pretty, pretty pic of the custard. Yum, I love custard! Mr. Cardinal looks cold... great shot.

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  5. Debbie - looks delicious, loves custard! Just received the flyer for Tuesday Morn this week..I love the "hunt" in that place, you have to search at times!

    Beautiful "Mr Red" ! Maybe he's welcoming Susan home!!

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  6. Oh, Debbie, your egg custard AND strawberries look fabulous. The ribbon is definitely an adorable finishing touch.

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  7. hmm, that would be delicious and reminds...but you know what I meant..

    I love hunting at Tues Morning too. Still looking for those towels with the French words on them Monique wanted...long time ago....And your casseroles with the dots and handles!
    I don't get there that often though..it's far!

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  8. Looks and sounds delicious Debbie! I love the cardinal guy. We don't have them out here..can you belive it?

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