Recipe For Baked Chocolate Custard

Sally, better known by bloggers as my custard pie is someone I follow on a regular basis. She lives in Dubai (where I have been) and spends her holidays in Devon, an area of England I love and would move to tomorrow if I had to. This month she is hosting Meeta’s Monthly Mingle. Her challenge – make custard – how apt is that!

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I have made all sorts of custards as you need them for ice cream and for crème brûlée as well as for our traditional bobotie. You even need to make a custard to fill profiteroles. I decided to really challenge myself and turned to my trusty Larousse for help. I chose to make a custard I had never tried before, and so a baked custard was the dish I decided to try. This is a cold custard that takes very little effort to make.

Baked Chocolate Custard
Baked Chocolate Custard

Baked Chocolate Custard

Author: from Larousse Gastronomique page 346

Ingredients

  • 100 g dark chocolate
  • 515 mls milk
  • 6 eggs
  • 100 g caster sugar – I used fructose

Instructions

  • preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  • over a bain marie, melt the chocolate with 15mls milk
  • when smooth, add to a sauce pan with 500mls milk
  • bring to the boil and remove from the heat
  • whisk the eggs and sugar until pale and thick
  • gradually add the milk, whisking all the time
  • strain into a pouring jug
  • place 6 large ramekins into a bain marie
  • pour in the custard
  • bake for 25 minutes
  • take the ramekins out of the bain marie and leave to cool
  • chill well before serving

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36 thoughts on “Recipe For Baked Chocolate Custard

  1. I also love all kinds of custards too! I also love, love baked custards like this appetizing not to fail chocolate custard! I just ate breakfast but I so want to digg in in that lovely chocolately custard!,….Yummmmmmmmmmmm!!!!! 🙂

  2. Gorgeous – I love custard too and they like it in Spain…natillas which is cold set custard with a biscuit on top (a little strange, I know) and powdered cinnamon. I think this would be a big hit here!

  3. I had a boy impress me with his vegan custard-making skills once, but I’ve never tried myself. I love how light-feeling of a dessert custard is, yet you still get your sweet fix.

  4. Mmm…when my daughter comes home I like to have small treats ready for her and comforting chocolate sounds heavenly.

  5. Could you try anything other than dark chocolate. Don’t like the bitter taste or does that go away when you cook it!!

    1. Hi Lisa, I am confident that any chocolate would work well with this. I am going to start experimenting with different flavours as this is a great stand by dessert 🙂

  6. Thanks sp much once again. This will do very nicely for a ‘treat’ dessert in the near future. xxx

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