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).

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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!

  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!

  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!!

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

  14. This looks like creme caramel or flan.

  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!!!