Another tried and true recipe for you today. This recipe doesn’t come from my mom’s stash, but from Chris’s! He lived in Portugal for a few years and while there he found this custard recipe. He made it just about every afternoon for something like 3 months (and gained something like 20 lbs).
Point being, this recipe is simple enough for a single man to make during a short lunch break and delicious enough to crave every day. That is, if you’re a custard/pudding person.
Whinnie the Pooh’s Baked Custard
makes about 9 small custard cups or 6 medium custard cups
- 3 cups whole milk
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup (or vanilla)
Preheat oven to 375º F. Grease a 1 quart baking dish or 6-9 custard cups (place cups in a 9×13 filled about halfway with water). In a medium saucepan, heat up the milk to a simmer, not boiling. While waiting for the milk to heat, break eggs into a medium mixing bowl and whisk together sugar and salt. Pour hot milk into the bowl and stir. Add vanilla or maple syrup (the real stuff). Pour into baking pan or cups and bake. Bake custard cups for 20-25 minutes, bake dish for 30-35 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. The custard will still be giggly when the knife comes out clean. Cool and serve.
Enjoy it plain or Serve custard with cream, fruit, maple or caramel syrup.
Trust me, this stuff will disappear quickly.