After my grandmother passed away at the impressive age of 97, I got to thinking about the dishes she made that I remembered most. One of them was custard.
I had never made custard before - well, that's not exactly true, since ice cream starts with a custard base, but I had never made custard as a stand-alone entity before.
I got the recipe from my parents, whose notes said you can make it in the microwave. I'm sure you can, and I'm sure it's good, but I'll stick to the stovetop. The recipe also called for margarine, which will never make its way through my door. Use butter, please.
This custard is great on its own or sprinkled with berries. You could also use it to fill little cream puffs or eclairs.
My Grandma's CustardI'm submitting this recipe to Grandma's Recipes, hosted by Laura at The Spiced Life. If you have any of your grandma's favorite recipes, please join in the event!
2/3 c sugar
1/4 t salt
2 c milk
2 beaten eggs
1 t vanilla
2 t butter
Combine flour, sugar, and salt. Add milk and eggs. Whisk. Cook over boiling water, stirring constantly until nicely thick, about 10 minutes.
When thickened, add vanilla and butter. Pour into dishes and cool.