Baked custard

By Hope Malau
18 December 2016

Mouthwatering baked custard - oh yes, please!

Serves 4 Preparation time: 10 min Baking time: 30 min

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 5 ml (1 t) vanilla essence
  • 500 ml (2 c) cream
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) caster sugar
  • cinnamon to dust

1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C.

2. Beat the eggs, yolk and vanilla together.

3. Heat the cream and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the sugar has dissolved and making sure it doesn’t boil over.

4. Add a spoonful of hot cream to the eggs and stir, then continue mixing in a spoonful at a time until all is well incorporated. Pour into four individual ovenproof dishes.

5. Transfer to a roasting pan, half-fill the roasting pan with hot water and bake for 30 minutes. Serve hot or chilled.

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