Tuesday, March 31, 2009

blue egg custard

I didn't want to use those beautiful eggs from Kate in just anything. I wanted to honor them with a special recipe, then I saw Se7en's delicious custard and knew I'd found it! My mother always baked custard as a dessert/after school snack. Sometimes, she'd even let me eat it for breakfast... that was the best! Although I remembered my childhood custard having a delicious sweet top, my mother informed me that she never actually added brown sugar to ours. I decided to create my own custard recipe somewhere in the middle of se7en's decadent caramelized version and my mother's simple but heavenly one. If you are not a custardy/pudding lover, please skip the rest of this post! So here is what I came up with for our pretty eggs...

Blue Egg Custard
2 eggs and 2 yolks
2 1/4 cups of whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup organic brown sugar and more for sprinkling

-Preheat oven 350 degrees.
-Set 4 to 6 ramekins in a shallow baking dish.
-Heat milk with sugar until it has dissolved.
-Beat eggs and gradually whisk in the hot milk.
- Add vanilla.
-Pour mixture into cups and add water to pan until it comes up at least one inch on the sides.
-Bake for around 15 minutes and then sprinkle brown sugar on top ( I waited too long with mine... but they were still delicious!)
-Bake for another 25 minutes or so. Insert a knife to see if it comes out clean ( a good readiness test).
-Chill.

I love how it tastes after it's set in the fridge for a few hours, but I never can wait for the first bite...
The rest was saved for dessert on Sunday. My children had it with breakfast the following day... of course! Pin It

15 comments:

  1. wonderful, delicious post.
    too bad I am heading off to bed now.

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  2. Those custards look delicious-and a perfect use for those eggs. Aren't the shells a fantastic colour.

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  3. Sounds oh so yummy!
    I think you did those
    lovely eggs justice!
    Beautiful post!
    Loads of love to you and
    your family!
    Rane
    ~~~~~~~~~*~~~~~~~~~

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  4. okay, I am making those TOMORROW, they look so good and I had no idea it was so easy :)

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  5. These look so yummy! I bet my son would love them!

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  6. These look good - I think I would like to pop over to your house for breakfast!!!

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  7. The custard looks wonderful Maya. How beautiful those blue eggs are.

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  8. Sounds completely delicious! And I love your bowls!

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  9. Those eggs really did deserve to be used for something so scrumptious looking. They were lovely!

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  10. Oh, yummy! Our fridge is full with about 3 dozen of those beautiful blue green eggs plus a whole bunch of brown ones too. This is a great way to use some of them up :)

    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  11. The little custards look so soothing and indulgent. I'm off to the store now for vanilla and look forward to a lovely breakfast--while I plan April 1st lunchbox sillies for my children. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

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  12. I'll never be able to cut down on my sweets intake with these kind of recipes.
    BTW - love your children's nature bucket!!

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  13. Mmm, these custards look really good. I know I'd want some for breakfast, too!

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  14. This looks like creme caramel or flan.

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  15. I love this post. I have some photos of beautiful eggs from about two years ago - gotta find them. My husband was volunteering his time at a local environmental org - helping them with their computers - and they "paid him" in beautiful eggs. I LOVED THAT!!!

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