Sunday, September 12, 2010

Lemon and Nutmeg Baked Custard

I am so sorry for not posting last week but I was very busy and this is also going to be a very quick post, I have an exam in a couple of days so I am busy studying. This dessert is a quick and simple dish which should please anyone; it is warm, comforting and just like home. I hope you enjoy it.

250ml milk
250ml cream
Zest of one lemon in 5 strips
100g sugar
4 eggs beaten
1 small nutmeg grated, or ½-1 tsp of ground nutmeg

Heat the cream, milk and lemon zest over a medium heat until nearly boiling. Turn off heat and then allow liquid to sit for 10 minutes and then strain out the zest.

Preheat the oven to 150C.

In a mixing bowl beat the sugar and eggs until evenly combined. Reheat the milk till nearly boiling and whisk it into the eggs, and then pour into individual ramekin dishes. Sprinkle with nutmeg or stir it in.

Place the dishes into a deep baking tray and pour boiling water 1/3 of the way up the side of dishes or to the level of the custard. Bake for about 15-25 minutes or until set(there is an even wobble if you wobble the pan). Serve it warm.

So this is is for today's post. I know that it is REALLY short but it is just a really quick post. I will try and post right after my test.