Recipe: Baked custard

The taste you will remember for long.


4 eggs
½ cup (120g) sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 quart (946ml) milk
butter or shortening


1.Beat the eggs, the sugar, the salt, and the vanilla together.
2.Scald the milk and add it very slowly, stirring constantly. (See Tempering.)
3.Pour the mixture into a greased or buttered baking dish or greased or buttered small molds.
4.Place the baking dish or the molds in a pan of water in a slow oven and bake for between 30 and 40 minutes.
5.Test if the custard is cooked with a knife, which will come out clean when the custard is thoroughly baked