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Monday, August 6, 2012

Vanilla Custard

It never ceases to amaze me how something as simple as egg yolks, sugar and milk can combine to make a dessert that is both comforting and elegant.  Eaten while still warm or cold, this simple custard will make you lots of new friends.  I can see little ones enjoying this custard and always remembering that this is definitely a comfort food.

1/2 cup sugar
3 T. cornstarch
1/2 t. salt
4 egg yolks lightly beaten
3 cups whole milk
2 T. butter (NO MARGARINE)
2 t. pure vanilla extract

Whisk egg yolks into milk to thoroughly combine.  Bring first 5 ingredients to a boil in a heavy saucepan over medium heat, whisking constantly; boil, whisking constantly until thickened.

Remove from heat.  Stir in butter and vanilla.  Divide into small serving bowls.  Enjoy immediately while warm.  OR if you prefer, refrigerate until cold.  If you refrigerate, place plastic wrap directly against the custard to keep "skin" from forming.

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