My mother fixed this dish for me when I had impacted wisdom teeth removed. My cheeks were so swollen that it was impossible to chew anything. Sipping Jello or other beverages got old after a while. So she made this custard. It slid right down and provided protein and nourishment.
It’s a simple recipe and can be ready in less than an hour.
You’ll need milk, eggs, salt, vanilla flavoring, nutmeg and sugar. If you’re not a fan of nutmeg, then don’t use it. Do remember that less is more. A little brown sugar sprinkled on the top helps add appeal as well as taste to this custard. The recipe came from my mother’s sister, my aunt Della. Who knows where Aunt Della got the recipe, but I suppose she copied it from her mother when she got married at the age of eighteen in 1931.
The next time you’re trying to decide what to fix a for a child who is recovering from being sick and still doesn’t want to eat, pull out this recipe. Use it for an elderly parent who just pushes food around on his plate. Fix it for yourself when you want a quick and easy pick-me-up snack or dessert.
- 2 cups sweet milk
- 5 eggs
- ½ cup+ sugar (the actual recipe calls for 1¼ cups sugar but you can add brown sugar on top)
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- ½ tsp. salt
- brown sugar to garnish
- nutmeg for garnish
- Mix ingredients together
- Place into a glass baking dish
- Bake at 325 for 40 minutes or until set
- Garnish with nutmeg and brown sugar as desired