I have several recipes that are written in my Mother's handwriting.
It gives me a warm feeling when I see these cards.
They bring back sweet memories of the delicious things my Mother prepared for her family.
I thought this recipe was for egg custard in cups, but after reading it I saw it is was for a pie.
Mother's Egg Custard
1 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp flour
Separate egg yolks. Beat these add 1/2 cup of the milk. In Measuring cup add the flour to the sugar. Mix these & to the mixture add the other 1/2 cup milk. Combine the 2 mixtures & stir. Add Vanilla if desired.
Pour this into a pie shell which has been places on the stove burner, on low heat, for about 1 minute or just long enough to blister but not to brown. Cook at 350 until firm. Beat egg whites with 4 tbsp sugar added. Spread the egg whites on the custard & brown. (3 eggs may be used to make a thicker pie)
Here are four of her custard cups.
Here's a recipe I found on Pinterest
Old Fashioned Custard
• 4 large eggs
• 1/3 cup sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
• 3 cups of whole milk, scalded
• Freshly grated nutmeg
1. Preheat the oven to 375˚F.
2. Beat the eggs slightly. Add the sugar, salt and vanilla; whisking constantly, slowly add the scalded milk.
3. Strain the mixture into the custard cups (I needed 7 cups); grate nutmeg over each custard, and place in a pan containing hot water. The water should cover the cups up to the level of the custard.
4. Bake for about 30 to 35 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center of the custard comes out clean.
Mother's recipe is for less eggs & milk. Also the milk is not scalded.
I'm going to use her recipe add 1 more egg, scald the milk & omit the flour.