Munna's Quick Egg Custard
Now that I have a grandson and I am also called Munna, I decided to learn to make this dessert. It is very healthy and extremely quick to make. I have modernized the method. I'm sure my Munna, who cooked on a wood stove, first placed her custard in the very hottest part of the stove, then moved it to the hot part after the first 5 minutes.
We like this served plain, but it is also good topped with fresh berries or fruit syrup.
How to Make Munna's Quick Egg Custard
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the beaten eggs, sugar, salt, and vanilla. Whisk until well-blended and sugar dissolves. SLOWLY whisk in the scalded milk, in a thin stream, whisking while you add it. (Hint: scalding the milk in a microwave-safe container with a handle and pour spout makes this step easier.)
- Pour mixture into prepared dish, and top with grated nutmeg. Bake at 475°F for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to 425°F and continue baking, about 10-12 more minutes. Sometimes this takes 15 minutes in my oven. When done, a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool at room temperature the first hour, then refrigerate.