Custard

I ❤ custard. It’s so easy, and so tasty.   Best of all, it reminds me of my aunt and sitting in front of the fire in a country side home.  Most probably it’s the just the memories that make me like it more.

Ingredients
4 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons butter
1 egg
3 egg yolks
2 cups milk
4 oz sugar
2 ripe bananas [optional]
shredded coconut

Over low heat, melt the butter.  Add the flour, increase the heat, and stir to make a roux.  Lower the heat.

Using a hand-held blender, beat together the egg, egg yolks, milk, and sugar.  Add to the roux.  Stir over medium heat with a wooden spoon, until a you hold up the spoon and it leaves a film of custard.

Slice bananas, toss it in, and drizzle with however much coconut you like!

Notes:
Use 3 tablespoons flour for a thinner custard.
Use less sugar if the bananas are really ripe, since those are very sweet.
Instead of separating the yolks, you may use 2 eggs total and use 1 cup milk and 1 cup cream. If you don’t have cream, 2 cups milk is fine.
For use in a filling: Mix together 1 tablespoon corn starch, 1 tablespoon water, and 1 tablespoon of the custard. Add the mixture to the custard, stir together over medium heat until thick. Use a hand-held blender to smoothen the lumps out.

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4 thoughts on “Custard

    • Noooo, I meant that the memories (of aunt’s custard, etc) are a good side benefit to the popping flavor (of your custard).

      *sniff* I can’t believe you misunderstood me. *sniff*

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