Looking for a nice egg custard recipe

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  1. mich9510

    mich9510 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love custard and I currently have 5 dozen eggs in my fridge so i thought why not? I tried one recipe i found online and it didn't turn out very good. Maybe because I don't have those little cups you're supposed to cook custard in?
    Anyway, does any one have a good easy custard recipe?
     
  2. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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    I came across this one on the Any Home Baker's thread...it was posted by @CuzChickens

    Lemon Vanilla Custard: post #7864

    She used the ramekins but maybe she'll see this shout out and drop by to say if they're necessary or not.
     
  3. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    Custard

    2 tbsp butter or oleo
    3/4 cup sugar
    2 cups milk
    1/4 cup corn starch
    1/2 tsp salt
    2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
    1 tsp vanilla

    Melt butter.
    Blend in corn starch, sugar and salt.
    Gradually stir in milk.
    Bring to boiling over direct heat.
    Remove from heat and slowly, stir in the slightly beaten egg yolks.
    Return to the heat and cook 2 minutes stirring constantly.
    Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
    Cool thoroughly.
    Makes 2 cups.

    Use to fill:

    Cream Puffs
    Grandma Jane Klingensmith

    1/2 cup water
    1/4 cup butter
    1/2 cup flour
    1/4 tsp salt
    2 eggs

    Boil water in saucepan.
    Add butter and stir until melted,
    Reduce heat and add flour and salt, stirring vigorously.
    Cook until mixture draws away from side of saucepan.
    Remove from heat and cool for 1 minute.
    Add eggs one at a time beating after each addition until smooth.
    Warm (Not Hot) the cookie sheets before dropping the dough on them.
    Drop batter by teaspoonful on greased or parchment lined cookie sheet about 2" apart.
    Must work Fast. Work over the stove. (This direction is due to the time when the preheated oven would be below the stove top.)
    Drop teaspoonfuls of dough quickly. Do not try to smooth or round.
    Bake at 400° F. for approximately 40 minutes. (Less time for smaller puffs)

    When cooled fill with vanilla pudding or custard (custard is my preference).
    Sprinkle confectioner's sugar over the tops of the puffs.
     
  4. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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    Yum, cream puffs [​IMG]

    Hi Bob!
     
  5. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi Debby,

    You already have this recipe and yes they are wonderful.
     
  6. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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    I have the recipe but I don't have the cream puffs (not yet anyway).
     
  7. R2elk

    R2elk Overrun With Chickens

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    When my mother was learning to make cream puffs she asked my grandmother why hers always came out so much nicer. The answer was "I have my own chickens. They give me lots of eggs to practice with and they get to eat the failures."
     
  8. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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    Your grandmother had the perfect answer!
     
  9. Annjee

    Annjee Chillin' With My Peeps

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