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! And so for the challenge I made baked chocolate custard.
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. I am surprised I have not made this before as it is so good. It should be a dessert everyone has up their sleeve for hot summer evenings and fancy dinner parties.
Baked Chocolate Custard
- 100 g dark chocolate
- 515 mls milk
- 6 eggs
- 100 g 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 fructose 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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39 thoughts on “Baked Chocolate Custard”
Beautiful! Baked choccy custard pots would go down very well here, methinks.. 🙂
I made 6 and we scoffed them up over one weekend, just the two of us 🙂
thanks Usha 🙂
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!!!!! 🙂
I would love it for breakfast right now as well 🙂
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!
that sounds great! I am going to experiment with flavours in December 🙂
This custard looks amazing, thanks for sharing 🙂
it is a pleasure to share 🙂
This looks sinful! 🙂
A little bit of sin each night is a good thing!
Oh what a fabulous baked custard recipe Tandy – another one for the top of the “must try” pile.
This is one I will do again for sure 🙂
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.
That boy would have won my heart with his effort 🙂
This custard sounds so easy and so good. I like a nice dessert that is a little lighter than cake, etc.
it was easy, and will be a go to dessert for me in the future 🙂
Silky, chocolatey goodness!
you have nailed the description there for sure 🙂
Mmm…when my daughter comes home I like to have small treats ready for her and comforting chocolate sounds heavenly.
I would like living at your house 🙂
Could you try anything other than dark chocolate. Don’t like the bitter taste or does that go away when you cook it!!
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 🙂
This chocolate custard looks great!
thanks Bianca 🙂
Thanks sp much once again. This will do very nicely for a ‘treat’ dessert in the near future. xxx
please let me know what you think! Have a great day AD 🙂
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Oh, how delicious! I love custard, this one sounds divine 🙂
it is so close to ultra mel that I am going to make lots of flavours over the holidays 🙂
It’s pretty hard to beat the combination of chocolate and custard and this looks so thick, creamy and delicious. Yum!
thanks so much Kate 🙂