*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                                Egg Custard
 
 Recipe By     : Good Food magazine
 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :1:00
 Categories    : Desserts                         Eggs
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2      cups          milk -- scalded
    3      large         eggs -- beaten
    1      teaspoon      vanilla
      1/4  cup           sugar
 
 Heat oven to 325 degrees.
 
 In a medium saucepan, scald the milk. In a separate bowl, whisk together
 the eggs, vanilla and sugar. 
 
 Carefully whisk some of the hot milk into the egg mixture, pouring in a
 slow steady stream.  Pour custard mixture into 4 6 oz. custard cups and
 place them in a 8x8 baking pan.  Pour 1/2 inch boiling water around the
 custard cups.  Sprinkle nutmeg on the c ustard, if desired. 
 
 Bake in the center of the preheated oven for 35 minutes until set, and
 knife inserted into the middle of the custard comes out clean. 
 
 Serve warm or chilled.
 
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 NOTES : Variations
 
 CHOCOLATE CUSTARD: Sitr in 3 oz. melted semisweet chocolate into the
 scalded milk and increase sugar to 1/3 c. 
 
 ORANGE CUSTARD:  Reduce sugar to 2 tabls. and mix in 1/3 c. orange
 marmalade into the eggs.