by on March 31, 2014
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This base recipe can be used alone, or for Bread Pudding, Pumpkin Custard, Personal Custards, and much more. It is a recipe that you MUST know, because you will use it throughout your life so often. The photo is of this Basic Custard recipe, baked at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.


  • 4 Eggs and 4 TBL Sugar creamed together
  • Dash Vanilla
  • Cinnamon20140518-164254-60174596.jpg
  • Grated nutmeg
  • Merest dash of salt
  • Zest and juice from one orange
  • 1/2 C whole or lowfat milk – NOT skim, because you need the fats to gel properly
  • 1/2 C Cream (Traditionally you should use just cream * I substitute 2/3 milk instead of cream to keep it healthier)


  1. Cream together eggs and sugar
  2. Mix in vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and orange
  3. Mix with milk and cream
  4. If you are using this as part of another recipe that uses custard, you will probably add whatever those ingredients are right about here.
  5. Pour into greased ramekins
  6. Bake at 350º for 35-45 minutes

Optional Topping . Crème Anglaise


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