Introduction: Simple Egg Custard
Egg custard has been made and changed for many centuries. There are many variations such as flan, crème brûlée, and countless others. Many of these require different techniques and equipment. However, this instructable will show you how to make your own egg custard that is as good or even better than the ones you find in classy restaurants.
Step 1: Ingredients
- 3 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups of milk (NOT heavy cream)
- 3 tablespoon of sugar (plus 1 1/2 table spoon to make the caramelized sugar)
- Enough water to fill the pot that you're going to steam the custard in
Step 2: Whisking the Egg
Crack the 3 eggs into the bowl and whisk until thoroughly blended. Whisk in the sugar afterward.
Step 3: Making the Custard
Add the milk to the egg and sugar mixture and whisk evenly. Make sure there are no clumps and that the mixture is smooth.
Step 4: Adding the Carmelized Sugar
Fill the pot you're going to use to steam the custard halfway with water. Place a wire rack in the pot and place the bowls you're going to use in the pot (make sure they can withstand heat).
Pour the sugar into a small saucepan and turn the heat on high. Be careful not to burn the mixture. Keep stirring the sugar until it turns brown. Quickly pour the sugar in each of the bowls you have prepared.
Step 5: Steam and Finish!
Pour the egg mixture on top of the caramelized sugar cover the pot and turn the heat on high. Once the water in the pot boils, turn down the heat to low. The total cook time should be about 50 minutes. Be careful when removing the bowls once the custard is done. Run a knife around the inside perimeter of the bowl and flip over on a plate. Decorate, cut, and serve!