Monday, March 24, 2014

Tuesday, March 24, 1936

Cloudy but plesant untill 4-30 P.M. it begins to rain-
Made a chocolate pie and cup custard* for Mother and stewed prunes and apples for supper-
Lizzie Hughes came for the afternoon-
brought me some parsnips-
Mother rec'd a picture of Skippy dog from Clara-
Mother has been quiet-

Cup Custard baked in ramakin
*Irene is really fond on making custards. Cup custard is another baked, egg custard. 

  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/3-1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • pinch nutmeg
Have ready 5 individual serving custard cups. Place in a shallow baking pan filled with tepid water.Stir sugar and salt into milk. Over very low heat, bring milk to the scalding point until it just begins to form a thin skin. Do not boil milk.
Beat eggs slightly; add a small amount of hot milk to the eggs, then stir the eggs back into the milk, whisking continuously.
Remove from heat.
Bake at 350F degrees until a knife inserted in center comes out nearly clean.
When cool, cover each cup with a thin coating of caramel.

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Thanks for visiting this flashback to 1936. I'm sure Irene would be pleased! We'd love to hear from you.