The other day Gary went to the grocery store and got some milk. The day before I purchased some milk. Then we looked in the refrigerator and saw two more containers of milk, which made four. With just the two of us, what was I going to do with all that milk? I didn't want to waste it so I thought about making some pudding. But I decided to make some custard because I also had a few eggs. Perhaps you're wondering why the serving was so small in the first photo. Well the plate is large for dessert, but truthfully I wasn't sure the custard would taste good so I served up a small portion to both of us just in case. Happy to say we had seconds last night. The custard was extremely light, creamy and delicious, a really easy baked custard to make.
First take two cups of milk and cook it till just short of scalded, stirring regularly, till almost boiling but not quite. I doubled the recipe because I had so much milk and I had a little too much. See how the milk is kind of frothy at the side of the pan but still light and airy looking, that's just what you want, don't burn the milk.
Next take four eggs and beat them and then add in half a cup of sugar and beat till slightly frothy. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 350 F. Also grease some glass timbales, which I don't have because they are being used for mixing various colors of slip. So I used a medium glass casserole dish, 7.5 x 11 which I buttered liberally since I didn't have any crisco or grease.
Place the water bath surrounded custard casserole into the oven very carefully and bake for 45 to 60 minutes till firm in the center but still wobbly. Mixture will firm in the center after removing from the oven and cooling for about 15 minutes. I confess when I put the casseroles into the oven the milk mixture overflowed a little into the outside water bath, but only slightly and it didn't seem to matter. Perhaps I should have added the water bath after putting it in the oven.
Please be careful of the hot custard mixture and the hot water bath mixture since it's easy to burn yourself with one false move. Other than that, this is an easy dessert to make and it didn't even stick to the bottom of the casserole. The kiln is almost cooled down, so please check back real soon for some new work. Also I've received two blog awards which I will talk about coming up soon, thank you to Suzi and Julia. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.