Friday, December 6, 2013

Old Fashioned Baked Custard from I Love Texas Recipes

I happen to love home made custard and I recently saw this recipes on a blog that I follow:
Here's an adaptation of the recipe.
The recipe has not changed, only the format and text.

 2-1/2 cups very hot, whole milk 
1/3 cup of sweetened coconut, toasted and divided,
 4 large eggs
 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
 Pinch of salt
 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
 Whole nutmeg

 Preheat oven to 325 degrees 
 Butter six small ramekins; set aside.
 Heat up enough water to fill a 13 x 9 inch glass baking dish halfway.
 Heat milk to near boiling in the microwave or on the stovetop; set aside.
Toast the coconut in a skillet; set aside to cool.
 Reserve one tablespoon of the coconut for garnish.

 Whisk the eggs;
 Beat in the sugar a little at a time.
 Add salt and slowly beat in the hot milk, a little at a time.
 Add vanilla and all but one tablespoon of coconut.
 Pour evenly into six small ramekins.
 Sprinkle tops of each ramekin with a fresh grated nutmeg.
 Set the ramekins in the baking dish.
 Slowly pour the hot water around them, up to just under the rims.
 Bake for about 45 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean.
 Remove from the oven slowly to avoid splashing water into the ramekins, use an oven mitt to carefully remove each ramekin from the water.
 Sprinkle coconut over the top.
 Let cool, can be served warm or cold

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