THE INGREDIENTS LIST:
• 2 Cups.Of whole milk.
• 4 large eggs.
• 1/2 Cup.Of granulated sugar.
• 1 Tsp.Of pure vanilla extract.
• 1/4 Tsp.Of ground nutmeg.
• Pinch of salt.
For the caramelized sugar top:
• 1/4 Cup.Of granulated sugar.
• 2 Tbsp.Of water.
1 – Prepare your oven by preheating it to 325 degrees Fahrenheit (160 degrees Celsius).
2 – In a saucepan set over medium heat, bring the milk up to a temperature where it is just beginning to steam. Take care not to let it come to a boil.
3 – Combine the eggs, sugar, vanilla essence, powdered nutmeg, and a little bit of salt in a mixing dish using a whisk. Pour the warmed milk in a slow stream into the egg mixture while whisking it continually to prevent the eggs from curdling.
4 – To get a silky texture in the finished product, pass the custard mixture through a sieve with a very fine mesh. Place the custard in ramekins or a baking dish, depending on your preference.
5 – Put the ramekins or baking dish inside a bigger pan that may be used for baking. Creating a water bath for more consistent cooking requires adding boiling water to the bigger pan.
6 – Bake for about 45 to 50 minutes in an oven that has been warmed, or until the custard is set around the edges but is still somewhat unstable in the middle of the dish.
7 – While the custard is baking, you should get started on making the sugar topping caramelize. Put the water and sugar into a small pot and mix them together. Heat without stirring over a medium heat setting. Let the mixture boil until it reaches a color that is similar to deep amber.
8 – After taking the custard out of the oven and allowing it to cool for a little while, pour the sugar that has been caramelized over the top of the custard.
9 – Before serving, let the custard reach room temperature fully. If you want a cool and refreshing dessert, you may chill it in the refrigerator for a few hours if you want to.
Amish Baked Custard is a testament to the beauty of simplicity in cooking. It’s a dessert that speaks to the heart, offering comfort and familiar flavors in every spoonful. Whether enjoyed warm or chilled, this homestyle classic is sure to evoke a sense of nostalgia and contentment. Embrace the charm of Amish Baked Custard, and savor the taste of tradition in every creamy bite.