Friday, September 21, 2012

Simple and Delectable: Microwave Custard

We've been using this recipe for years, and it's a real family favorite!  It only takes a few minutes to put together and uses ingredients you probably have on hand.  Check out the recipe below:

Microwave Custard

1 1/3 cup Milk, heated for 2-3 minutes
3 Eggs
1/4 cup Sugar
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
1/4 tsp. Almond Extract
dash of Nutmeg

While the milk is heating, mix together the eggs, sugar, salt, vanilla and almond extract.  You'll want the eggs to be pretty well beaten so that the custard will be smooth.  Add in the milk and divide into four custard cups (or any small, microwave-safe bowls).  Sprinkle with nutmeg.

Arrange the bowls in a circle in the microwave and cook on medium-high for 4-7 minutes, until the custard resembles soft-set gelatin.  

Chill for several hours (the longer it chills, the better it tastes!).

 Serve this as a side dish, dessert or just as a yummy snack!  It really is quick, easy and delicious, and if you don't want to eat it right away it will last a couple days in the fridge - and improve in flavor all the while!

Now I want to make this again...  :)