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!
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.
- 100g dark chocolate
- 515mls milk
- 6 eggs
- 100g caster sugar – I used fructose
- 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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