Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday Show and Tell . . .


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

2 eggs
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.

13 comments:

Cindy said...

I have a few recipe cards that look just like your old ones. They bring back precious memories. Good luck with the custard. I like your cross stitch so much!!

Elena said...

Mmmm I love custard! That is so great that you have recipe cards from your mom. I have a cookbook that my mom used all the time and I get such a wonderful feeling when I look through its well worn pages and read her favorite recipes:)

Cindy said...

Yes, that is me making the snow angel this morning. Carol, I challenge you to make one IF you get enough snow. I have a feeling you are safe, tho! :))

~~Deby said...

I have some things with my mom's handwriting on...one is a letter my mom sent me where she drew some pictures of new ways to tie a scarf...I have that one framed...I miss her so much...

folkhaven said...

Custard is my ultimate nostalgia-inducig comfort food! I love your header... wish I was gazing at that out the window while eating a bowl of warm custard. :-)

Susy said...

Uh oh! I thought I was over it (:
I had my mother's Betty Crocker cookbook stuffed with her notes and recipe cards, and it was accidently tossed by my hubby when we were moving. Ah well...

Christine said...

I absolutely love, love custard pie. One of my favs. I, too, have recipe cards in my mother's handwriting. I cherish them.

Sis Sue said...

I could go for some of Mom's custard right about now. I have very vivid memories of her serving the custard in those bowls. I think she enjoyed the act of serving the bowls full of warm goodness just about as much as I enjoyed making it disappear. Missing her always.

Rhonda said...

I love custard pie but never make it. My mom made it some and my grandma made it often, theirs was topped with nutmeg.
Your custard cups are very pretty, I think I remember my grandma having the same cups but I don't think she ever did the custard in them. Now I am wondering what she used hers for? hmmmm

The Tablescaper said...

I have some recipes written in my Nana's hand. They are so special. Treasure your Mom's recipes.

Thanks so much for bringing your post to Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Kathy said...

Hi, coming over from The Tablescaper, What a treasure you have, I esp. love your moms custard cups. Thanks for sharing
Kathy

Natasha in Oz said...

I love home-made custard so thank you for posting the recipe!

I too have a collection of recipes that belonged to my father's mother. I really need to look through them again!

Thanks so much for linking up to my weekly Pinterest party-I'm so happy you joined in!

Best wishes for a great week,
Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Hi, Carol. Since you found the custard recipe on Pinterest, rather than it being your mom, you might want to know about this one too: http://dreamsandepiphanies.blogspot.com/2012/01/how-to-make-natilla-vanilla-custard.html

Thanks for stopping by my blog. ~Zuni