I have always loved the velvety smooth texture of baked custard.
So easy to make & thoroughly delicious.
I use raw milk & free range eggs but whatever you have, will do.
1 litre whole milk
1/2 cup of cream (or just milk if you prefer)
2 large eggs (3 if you prefer a firmer custard)
1-2 tbsp good sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
Gently heat the milk & cream until it comes to the boil.
Watch it carefully so it doesn't boil over!
Pour on to the beaten eggs, sugar & vanilla, whisking as you go.
Strain through a sieve & pour in to one large dish (greased with butter) or many small ones.
Finally, grate some nutmeg over the top & set in a dish of hot water.
Bake for around 45 mins at 125 degrees C
Or until custards are set & a knife comes out cleanly if poked in the centre.
Devour hot, warm or cold.
Great for picnics, small children or grown ups who love whole nourishing food & custard.